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Abiodun charges judges on fairness, quick dispensation of justice

By Boluwatife Williams
07 February 2023   |   4:00 am
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has charged judges in the state to dispense justice without fear or favour.

Controller, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ogun State branch, Wahab Oseni (left); Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; his deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele and House of Assembly Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo during a meeting with the bank management on the Naira crisis, at the CBN office in Abeokuta… yesterday.

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has charged judges in the state to dispense justice without fear or favour.

While swearing in the Acting-President of the Customary Court of Appeal and eight other judges for the state judiciary, yesterday, at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, the governor equally tasked them on ensuring prompt dispensation of justice to all manner of people at all times.

He described judges as the last hope of the common man and bastion of democracy; hence, the need for them to be above board.

“Judiciary is very important to democracy. It is an arm of government that tells us what the law says and asserts the correct interpretations of the law. It keeps the other arms in check, so no one should underrate the importance of modern democracy. This places enormous task on them. Therefore, they must be above board.

“No investor will spend in a society without the rule of law, and the judiciary is to ensure that there is rule of law. I urged you to make use of modern and practical methods of dispensing timely justice because you carry a burden of not only ensuring that justice is done, but seen to have been done. If other aspects of our national life suffer from decadence, the judiciary cannot afford to, because the consequence is anarchy,” he cautioned.

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