Lagos judiciary test runs virtual court proceedings

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Justice Kazeem Alogba, Chief Judge, Lagos State

The Lagos State Judiciary, led by Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, is holding its first ever virtual court proceedings.

Presently, Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja High Court Is delivering judgment in a murder and stealing case in Lagos State vs Olalekan Hameed. The court session, for the charge marked ID/9006C/2019, is holding online via a video app. It began at 11am.

The judge, defendant, his team of counsel, the prosecution team and top members of the state Judiciary and Ministry of Justice are participating in the proceedings virtually, from different locations. Select members of the press are also participating remotely.

Aside the the court officials and the parties, those participating in the proceedings virtually include: Justice Alogba, Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, Justice Josephine Oyefeso, Justice Sherifat Solebo, Justice Afeez Dabiri, Justice Roli Harriman, amongst others.

Participants from the bar include the State’s Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), the prosecutor, Ms Titilayo Shitta-Bey, and some senior lawyers like Funke Adekoya SAN, Tayo Oyetibo SAN, Olukayode Enitan SAN, amongst others.

Proceedings are still underway.

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