EKITI STATE JUDICIARY BEGINS VIRTUAL COURT SITTING, ISSUES PRACTICE DIRECTION

Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Adeyeye has officially inaugurated the use of Virtual Court Sitting across Ekiti State High Courts.
At the official handing over of the laptops and printers to the State Chief Judge, for smooth take-off of the Virtual Court Sitting on behalf of the State governor, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Olawale Fapohunda SAN said, Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s administration will continue give the Judiciary all necessary support towards improving justice delivery adding that the equipment will serve as veritable tools in handling the Virtual Court Sitting.
He said the Corona Virus (Covid 19) pandemic and other exigencies have necessitated the use of Remote Hearing, to ensure cases are heard and disposed off urgently where possible.
“The Practice Direction shall apply to cases involving urgent or time-bound Interlocutory Applications, Fundamental Human Rights, where the applicant is in custody and other matters as the Chief Judge may approve”
Receiving the Laptops and Printers on behalf of other Judges, Justice Adeyeye thanked Ekiti State Governor for fulfilling his promises to Ekiti State Judiciary.
Justice Adeyeye who had earlier issued a Practice Direction for the use of stakeholders and Ministers in the Temple of Justice which has been in force since 4th January, 2022 noted that the Practice Direction is pursuant to Section 274 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as Amended, Order 45 of the High Court of Ekiti State (Civil Procedure) Rules 2020, Section 354 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Ekiti State, 2014 and any other enabling legislations.
Justice Adeyeye listed the objectives of the Practice Direction to include timely and efficient disposal of cases, use of suitable technology, just determination of proceedings, efficient use of available judicial and administrative resources among others.
Dignitaries at the official handing over ceremony include Judges of Ekiti State Judiciary, Magistrates, Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Lawrence Ojo among others.

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