Ogun CJ swears in four new mag­is­trates

The Punch - - NEWS - Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Chief Judge, Jus­tice Mo­sun­mola Dipeolu, on Mon­day, swore in four new mag­is­trates and charged them to pro­mote ef­fi­cient ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice and avoid be­ing in­flu­enced by fam­i­lies or friends in the dis­charge of their du­ties.

The Chief Judge gave the charge at the swear­ing-in held at the high Court Com­plex, Kobape Road, Abeokuta.

She said a re­search and sta­tis­tics depart­ment had been set up to pro­vide stake­hold­ers with a data­base for all cases, con­vic­tions and easy iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of those with crim­i­nal records in the state.

Mo­sun­mola noted that ef­forts were on to es­tab­lish a sex of­fend­ers’ registry, where con­victed of­fend­ers’ names and con­vic­tion would be doc­u­mented and cir­cu­lated through the me­dia to the gen­eral pub­lic.

She said, “The ju­di­ciary, in con­junc­tion with the Rule of Law and Anti-cor­rup­tion body and the Bri­tish Coun­cil, had in­au­gu­rated the Jus­tice Sec­tor Re­form team in the state, com­pris­ing the judges, mag­is­trates, le­gal prac­ti­tion­ers and law of­fi­cers from the Min­istry of Jus­tice, among oth­ers.”

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