Ogun cus­tom­ary ap­peal court gets pres­i­dent

The Punch - - BAR/BENCH NEWS - Oladimeji Ra­mon

THe Gov­er­nor of Ogun State, Dapo Abio­dun, on Wednesday swore in Jus­tice Mobo­laji Ojo as the Pres­i­dent of the Ogun State Cus­tom­ary Court of Ap­peal.

A state­ment on Wednesday said Jus­tice Ojo be­came the first Ogun State Cus­tom­ary Court of Ap­peal Pres­i­dent in 44 years.

The gov­er­nor, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, said the ap­point­ment was a demon­stra­tion of his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to bring jus­tice closer to the peo­ple and pro­mote the rule of law.

Jus­tice Ojo, along­side five other judges, was sworn in by the gov­er­nor at the Obas Com­plex, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta.

The gov­er­nor pledged that his ad­min­is­tra­tion would re­spect the rule of law and obey all court pro­nounce­ments.

He urged the judges to be fair, firm and coura­geous to en­sure eq­ui­table dis­pen­sa­tion of jus­tice in the state.

Abio­dun said, “Let me as­sure you that our ad­min­is­tra­tion will con­tinue to en­sure eq­ui­table dis­pen­sa­tion and ef­fi­cient ad­min­is­tra­tion in Ogun State. To­day’s ap­point­ment of the Pres­i­dent and other mem­bers of the Cus­tom­ary Court of Ap­peal brings into full the prac­ti­cal es­tab­lish­ment of the Ogun State Cus­tom­ary Court of Ap­peal since the cre­ation of our dear state in 1976.

“This spe­cial court is a prac­ti­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of our ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­lib­er­ate plan and part of our com­mit­ment to bring the sys­tem and the ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice closer to our peo­ple, es­pe­cially, at the grass­roots. The Court will ad­ju­di­cate on ap­peals aris­ing from the cus­tom­ary court.”

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