Lagos State Government To Replace The Igbosere High Court With Ikoyi Court

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This was disclosed by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, during a Ministry of Justice news briefing on 19th May 2021 at Alausa, Ikeja.

Onigbanjo stated that this and other ongoing state-wide construction and renovation of courts is part of the efforts of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to enhance better access to justice. He mentioned that efforts are ongoing towards the digitalisation of 10 of the state’s courts and that by October 2021, 6 of the fully digitalised courts will be ready and open for usage. These infrastructures, Onigbanjo said, would provide ‘’ real-time transcripts solution services and fully automated courts’’.

The Igbosere High Court, which is the oldest court in the country and takes the pride in being one of the most recognisable judicial buildings, was attacked on the 22nd of October 2020 by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests.  The hoodlums spent time looting and destroying the court’s facilities before burning the entire structure to the ground.

The State Government said the property which is located at Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the relocation of Igbosere High Court, shall be ready by the end of May 2021.

 

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