Judiciary

Dispense justice without fear or favour – Ogun CJ Advises New Magistrates

The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, has sworn-in Chief and Senior Magistrates with a call on them to uphold the ethics of the profession and dispense justice without fear or favour.

Justice Dipeolu, while administering the oath of office on the six newly appointed Chief and Senior Magistrates at the State High Court premises in Kobape, Abeokuta said the appointment was imperative to ensure speedy dispensation of justice.

She advised the newly appointed Chief and Senior Magistrates to resist the temptation of abusing judicial powers in the course of dispensing justice.

The Chief Judge noted that judicial officers had the constitutional duty to serve the nation competently, diligently, fairly, professionally and speedily.

Justice Dipeolu said their conduct must, therefore, be professional, noting that judicial officers must earn the trust, respect and confidence of the people they serve.

The Chief Judge also enjoined them to be honest in their dealings as well as be hardworking, diligent, time-conscious, reliable and deal with citizens and litigants who appear before them with a human face.

She further implored them not to be carried away with the enormous powers which various laws had conferred on them.

Olusegun Folarin

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