The Ogun State Government has appointed three new Presidents of Customary Courts ,and these include: Enitan Fadina, Olayinka Ojo and Olasunkanmi Lala, with assurance that, the appointment would no doubt strengthen their capacity and enhance dispensation of justice at the grassroots level in the State.
Penpushing reports that, President of the Customary Court of Appeal ,Justice Mobolaji Ojo while speaking at the swearing in and oath taken held at Customary Courts of Appeal Conference Hall, Isabo, Abeokuta said they should be firm and resolute in discharging their duties
The President noted that the State Judiciary has remained ‘’a beacon, a shining star on the horizon in terms of judicial integrity in the country’’, reiterating that Customary Courts were the closest to the grassroots in the Judicial hierarchy.
“Customary Courts are the closest to the grassroots in the judicial hierarchy; hence the way you discharge your duties will go a long way in engendering confidence in the overall system of administration of justice in the State’’, he said
Penpushing also reports that, Ojo charged them to be firm and fair, resolute but humane in the discharge of their duties, saying Panel Members be treated with respect, civility and understanding, bearing in mind that the Court was essentially, a court of facts and common sense.
The Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu in her remarks admonished the newly sworn-in Presidents to be very lenient, calm, steadfast and friendly with litigants and Panel members of the Customary Courts of Appeal in dispensation of justice, enjoining them to be corrupt free, and shun vices that could tarnish their integrity in the course of their duties.
Penpushing reports that, she added that the trio were appointed on merit, just as they possessed the knowledge, capacity, wisdom and charisma required to serve the State with the best of their acquired intelligent gathered from the system.
“In fact, corruption is the bane of evils and great vices being committed by the people in the country, you need to do away with corrupt and abuse of the privilege been conferred on you, as you were appointed to the Customary Courts on merits”, Dipeolu stated.