PUBLIC NOTICE

                                                                OGUN STATE JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION

                                                                               FILLING OF VACANCIES

The Judicial Service Commission hereby invites application from suitable and qualified candidates for appointment as President, (GL.10) Grade 1 Customary Courts of Ogun State.

DUTIES:

  • To preside on panels to hear and determine cases in the Customary Courts and to perform such other duties as the Chief Judge may direct.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant shall be a person who is qualified to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria and shall have so qualified for a period of not less than Five (5) years.
  • Applicant must be indigene of Ogun State

CONDITION OF SERVICE:

  • Applicant will be on Contract, Renewable every Three (3) years subject to good Report(s)/ being certified medically fit and being successful in relevant Examination(s).

METHODS OF APPLICATION:

  • Application forms are obtainable from the Ogun State Judicial Service Commission, First Floor, Block “B” Parastatals Buildings, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, at a cost of N20,000.00 payable to Unity Bank, Ita-Eko, Abeokuta. Please collect the bank teller from the Account’s Department of the Commission.
  • Completed forms with the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae and copies of Credentials should be returned to the Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Oke-Mosan, Abookuta.
  • Closing date for collection and submission of application is 31st August, 2017.
  • Dated 28th of June, 2017

For more information visit the Commission’s Website; www.ogunstatejsc.org.ng or call 08156775846

LATE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, PLEASE

           Signed:

K.M.Peters.Esq.LL.B(Hon), BL.

          Secretary

OGUN HIGH COURT TO PROCEED ON VACATION

As part of activities lined up to mark the end of 2016/2017 Legal Year, The High Court of Ogun State will proceed on vacation from Monday the 17th of July, 2017.

This hint was contained in a Circular letter dated 4th July, 2017 and signed by Mr. Olusola Oloyede, the Chief Registrar, Ogun State High Court of Justice, Abeokuta.  

The six week vacation which is in Pursuant to order 45 rule 4(d) and rule 5 of the High Court of Ogun State, Civil procedure rules 2014 according to the Hon. Chief Registrar, will commence on Monday 17th July, 2017 and will end on Friday 25th August, 2017.

The Circular letter reads in part “During the Vacation, Criminal cases will be taken. Urgent civil Motions will also be heard, but only with the leave of a Judge on the application of both parties to the suit or their Counsel”.

“The Legal year Services (Christian and Muslim) for 2017/2018 Legal Year will hold on Monday, the 25th day of September, 2017” It added.

COURT SENTENCED BAILIFF TO 7YEARS IMPRISONMENT

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta has sentenced one Mr. Kehinde Olugbemi, a dismissed Bailiff in the service of Ogun State Judiciary to seven years imprisonment with hard labour for official corruption and stealing of a compressor worth Two Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira (N2.1m)

According to the 2 count charge brought against the accused person, Mr. Kehinde Olugbemi sometime in June, 2013 at Ogun State High Court, Isabo in the Abeokuta Judicial Division being under the employment of the State Judiciary as Bailiff corruptly converted a Compressor in the possession of the State Judiciary and sold same for N2.1m.

Delivering the Judgment on the matter on 24th April, 2017, Hon. Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, the trial Judge sitting at High Court 5, Isabo, Abeokuta held that the Prosecuting Counsel from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the State had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore found the accused person guilty of the two offences as charged.

Consequently, the accused person, Mr. Kehinde Olugbemi was then sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labour.         

OGSJ PREPARES STAFF FOR LIFE OUTSIDE GOVT. SERVICE

Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade has reminded members of staff of Ogun State Judiciary especially potential retirees of the fact of life that the race of 35 years sojourn will terminate one day and charged them to braise up for the challenges ahead.

This charge was handed down by the Hon. CJ while delivering her welcome address during the opening ceremony of A 3-Day Entrepreneurship Development Workshop organized by the Management of Ogun State Judiciary in collaboration with The Industrial Training Fund, Ogun State Branch for potential retirees in the State Judiciary.

Addressing participants at the occasion, Hon. Justice Olopade noted that the events in the last couple of years in Nigeria have shown and indeed given credence to the fact that only a foolish person will sit back and wait for government to determine his course of life.

According to her, “we are in an era where resources available to government at various levels have virtually made it impossible to pay Pensions and Gratuities of retirees as at when due”.

“It is in view of the above scenario that we have thought it fit and proper to have a workshop of this nature to ginger us up and get us prepare for our future outside Government Service, and I believe after this 3 days workshop, we would be well equipped to enjoy life in Retirement” Olopade stated.

Speaking earlier, Hon. Justice Olanrewaju Mabekoje, the Chairman Training Committee of Ogun State Judiciary thanked the Hon. Chief Judge for her commitment to training and retraining of staff in the State Judiciary.

He then charged all the participants to avail themselves of the opportunities the Workshop which he said was designed to help them develop an income stream that can last them throughout their life time will offer them.

The Workshop which was held on Monday, 3rd of July, 2017 at the High Court Conference Hall, Isabo, Abeokuta was graced by Mr. Kolawole Peters, Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Mrs. Ayoadele Ayobolu, DCR (Legal I), Mr. Anthony Araba, DCR (Legal II) and Director, OMDC, Mrs. Abimbola Sofowora, DCR (Admin.), Mrs. Tayo Quadri, Head of Training (ITF), Mrs. Tosin Akinbola, Mr. Olalekan Adesunkanmi and other important dignitaries. 

 

 

OGUN COMMITTED TO REDUCING AWAITING TRIAL INMATES - CJ

The Administration of Justice Committee in Ogun State has again reiterated its readiness to reduce the level of awaiting trial inmates in all Prison Formations in the State.

The Chief Judge and Chairman of Administration of Justice Committee in the State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade disclosed this during the presentation of the newly appointed High Court Judges to the Bar, Bench and the Public held at the State High Court Headquarters, Abeokuta recently.

Justice Olatokunbo said the Administration of Justice Committee is working hard to reduce the Awaiting Trial inmates in the Prisons in Ogun State as additional Court has been designated to sit over Criminal Cases at the Abeokuta Division of the State High Court.

She therefore appealed to the Investigating Police Officers across the state to make use of the already set up Criminal Justice Fast Track Clinics in all the three Senatorial Districts of the State for Duplication of Police Case files to enable the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine within a short period of time who should be prosecuted amongst the Awaiting Trial inmates.

Justice Olapade noted that a situation whereby witnesses and Accused persons cannot be served Court processes and Summons by the Police and where witnesses cannot be mobilized to give evidence in Court contribute a great deal to delay in criminal trials

The Hon. CJ however urged the State Attorney – General, whom she commended for doing much for the Administration of Justice in the State, to look seriously into the issue of Witness Funds in respect of Criminal Cases before the Courts.

As stakeholder in the Administration of Criminal Justice in the State, the Hon. CJ enjoined the Prisons Officials to also wake up to their duties and ensures that Accused Persons are brought to Court daily maintaining that the Criminal Court Judges are ever ready and prepared to work.

“The present system whereby inmates from Oba Prisons are brought to Court only on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays is very bad”, she added.