JUDGES' NEW POSTING CREATES LULL
There was a lull at the premises of Ikeja High Court on Wednesday as judges and their supporting staff removed their official and personal effects preparatory to resuming in their new postings.
The News Agency of Nigeria also reported that the Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Inumidun Aknade, had in a circular before the Easter break, granted the judges one week break to clear their desks.
The CJ had approved that the period – Easter Monday, April 5, to Friday, April 9- be observed as Easter vacation for the judges.
But the court premises were devoid of the usual heavy activities as very few lawyers were seen approaching the registry for business.
A supporting worker, who confided in NAN, said the judges were using the period to prepare for their resumption in their new postings next week.
He said, 'The judges have been coming and going.'
The state judiciary had in a circular dated March 10, announced the redeployment of all judges in its service with effect from
April 12 in continuation of its restructuring.
But the CJ had guaranteed arrangements for dealing with urgent cases during the vacation.
These include applications relating to substantive cases which have not been assigned which would be dealt with by the judge to whom the application was specifically assigned.