LAGOS STATE JUDICIARY ENTRY INTO COURT PREMISES (GUIDELINES)

LAGOS STATE JUDICIARY

ENTRY INTO COURT PREMISES (GUIDELINES)

IN VIEW OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID – 19) PANDEMIC AND IN ORDER TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF COURT PERSONNEL  AND USERS, THE HON. CHIEF JUDGE OF LAGOS STATE, HON. KAZEEM .O. ALOGBA HAS MADE THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIVES IN RESPECT OF COURT SITTINGS AT THE HIGH AND MAGISTRATES’ COURTS OF LAGOS STATE:

MEMBERS  OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE COURT PREMISES, SAVE THOSE WHO HAVE COME TO FILE URGENT MATTERS/APPLICATIONS.

IN ALL CASES, ONLY PARTIES WHOSE CASES ARE TO BE HEARD, THEIR WITNESSES AND COUNSEL, WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE COURT ROOM AT ANY SITTING TIME, SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM OF TWENTY PERSONS ALTOGETHER.

IN THE COURT ROOMS, PERSONS SHALL KEEP A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST ONE METRE TO EACH OTHER, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION.

IN CRIMINAL MATTERS–ONLY REMAND/BAIL APPLICATIONS, AND OVERNIGHT CASES WILL BE HEARD.

IN CIVIL MATTERS – ONLY –

1) EX-PARTE AND URGENT APPLICATIONS;

2) ADOPTION OF WRITTEN ADDRESSES – WILL BE ENTERTAINED;

3) JUDGMENTS AND RULINGS WILL BE READ.

 

FURTHER DIRECTIVES WILL ISSUE AS THE SITUATION IMPROVES.

DATED THIS 20TH DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

                                                                                                SIGNED

D.T.OLATOKUN (MRS.)

                                                                                     CHIEF REGISTRAR

 



Stephen Azubuike
Author: Stephen Azubuike
Stephen is a lawyer with expertise in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Technology Law practice. He is a Partner at Infusion Lawyers. He has successfully argued cases from the High Courts of various jurisdictions to the Appellate Courts on behalf of financial institutions, other corporate bodies and multinationals. He has worked with a number of startup tech companies. He tweets @siazubuike.
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