06 January 2021 by OLUSEGUN OYENIBI.
Judicial Officers in Kogi State have been charged to dispense justice without fear or favour.
The State Chief Judge, Henry Olusiyi gave the charge at the inauguration of two Chief Magistrate Courts in Apata-Ipatun Oworo in Lokoja Local Government and Itobe in Ofu Local Government Area.
Justice Olusiyi said the two Courts were established due to the dire need to bring administration of justice closer to the people.
According to the Chief Judge, the Judiciary under his watch, will not compromise integrity in a bid to sustain people’s confidence in the Judiciary.
While expressing appreciation to the host communities for providing buildings for the Courts, he said justice must be accessible to all in the society.
He said the necessary deployment of staff has been concluded to ensure the immediate take off of the Courts.
In their separate remarks, the Olu of Apata-Ipatun Oworo Four, Chief Fredrick Balogun and the Ejeh Ofu, Prince Aku Obaje said with the siting of the Courts in their domain, it would be easy for the people to access justice as cases were hitherto taken to Lokoja due to lack of competent Courts to preside over such cases.