Amosun Swears In Ogun Acting Chief Judge

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has again sworn in another female Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Arinola Dipeolu as the Acting Chief Judge of the State.

The swearing-in which was held at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta took place during the State Executive Council meeting held on 17th of Sept., 2018

Amosun charged her to discharge her duties without fear or favour, adding: “This swearing in comes with a lot of huge responsibilities and more is demanded of you, knowing the status of Ogun State in the comity of states in Nigeria.”

He assured the State Judiciary of the continued non interference in its affairs by his government and the next administration.

Responding, Hon. Justice Dipeolu thanked God, the governor and her predecessor, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who recently retired from service for the opportunity given her to serve the State, also solicited for continued support of the government to the State Judiciary.

Fielding questions from pressmen, Dipeolu promised to work towards decongesting the prisons in the State and also equip the magistrates for optimal and efficient performance.

The Acting Chief Judge holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Buckingham, England, attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1981.

She started her career as a Pupil State Counsel at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in August, 1981. In January 1985, she was appointed to the Bench as a Magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary and rose to the position of a Senior Magistrate in 1991.

Hon. Justice Dipeolu left the Lagos State Judiciary in December 1991 and was engaged in private practice until November 1995 when she was appointed as a Chief Magistrate 1 in the Ogun State Judiciary where she rose through the ranks to become a High Court judge in May 1999. The Acting Chief Judge has attended several national and international seminars and workshops.

Before her elevation, Justice Dipeolu was the next in line to the immediate past Chief Judge, Hon Justice Olatokunbo Olopade who bowed out of service in August, 2018.

 

Ogun Judiciary Gets Acting Chief Judge

The Ogun State Government has appointed Hon. Justice  Mosunmola Arinola Dipeolu as the Acting Chief Judge of the State, following the retirement of Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Oduyinka  Olopade.

According to a press release dated 27th Aug., 2018 and signed by the Secretary to the state government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, the appointment will take effect from Tuesday, 28th Aug., 2018..

The acting chief judge holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Buckingham, England, attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1981.

She started her career as a Pupil State Counsel at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in August, 1981. In January 1985, she was appointed to the Bench as a Magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary and rose to the position of a Senior Magistrate in 1991.

Hon. Justice Dipeolu left the Lagos State Judiciary in December 1991 and was engaged in private practice until November 1995 when she was appointed as a Chief Magistrate 1 in the Ogun State Judiciary where she rose through the ranks to become a High Court judge in May 1999. The acting Chief Judge has attended several national and international seminars and workshops.

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OGUN APPOINTS 9 NEW MAGISTRATES, 9 CUSTOMARY COURTS PRESIDENTS

The newly appointed Magistrates

The Chief Judge of Ogun, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, on Monday, July 2nd, 2018  swore-in nine legal practitioners as presidents of Grade 1 Customary Court and nine new magistrates in the state.

Hon. Justice Olopade while swearing-in the appointees at the conference hall, High Court, Isabo, Abeokuta said that the appointments were imperative to aid the speedy dispensation of justice.

“It is noteworthy that the presidents of Grade 1 Customary Courts being sworn in today are the pioneer set in the history of Ogun State consequent upon the amendment to the customary courts’ law of Ogun.

“Only laypersons were adjudicating over cases in the customary courts and lawyers were not allowed to appear before them.

“We are making history today as nine distinguished legal practitioners will take up the seat of the president in nine Grade 1 Customary Courts across the state,” she stated.

The Hon. Chief Judge made it known that three Grade 1 Customary Courts will be in each of the senatorial districts of the State which includes Ake, Owode- Egba and Wasimi under Ogun Central

“Others are Aiyeope, Ijebu-Igbo and Sagamu (Ogun East) and Ota, Ilaro and Idiroko (Ogun West),” she said.

Olopade urged the presidents to put in their best in the development of the Customary Courts, saying that “as legal practitioners, a lot is expected of you in terms of integrity, uprightness and hard work.’’

She advised the new appointees to be fair, adding that they should embrace the judicial code of conduct and meditate on it always.

Olapade also urged the new magistrates to always uphold the ethics of the profession and make self-discipline their watchword, adding that they should discharge their duties without pressure, favouritism and undue influence.

Three males and six females were sworn in as presidents of Customary Court while two males and seven females were named as new magistrates.

The newly appointed magistrates are, Afolabi Rafiat, Onagoruwa Olanrewaju, Adeniyi Suliat, Tayo-Osho Timilehin, Kudoro Adebola, Abdulsalam Busayo, Otayemi-Osikoya Titilope, Sotunde Onaopemipo and Ogunmodede Bernice.

While the newly appointed Presidents include, Adeniji Adenike, Sam-Obaleye Oketola, Okedairo Olusegun, Adeyemi Adebola, Awosanya Modupe, Okikiolu Oluwatosin, Bello Muniru, Mrs. Fiade Stella and Ademiju Omotola.  

SEE YOUR APPOINTMENT AS CALL TO SERVICE- AMOSUN CHARGES NEW JSC MEMBERS

The newly appointed members of Ogun State Judicial Service Commission have been charged to see their appointment as a call to service.

Gov. Ibimunle Amosun gave the charge while swearing-in the appointees at the governor’s office Conference room, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta on Wednesday 7th February, 2018.

He also enjoined them to bring their wealth of experience to bear on their new appointment. 

The Ogun state House of Assembly had on Thursday 25th Jan., 2018 confirmed the nomination of the four non-statutory members of the State Judicial Service Commission forwarded to it by the State Governor.

The members of the Committee include Barr. ‘Biyi Otegbeye, Abayomi Omoyinmi, Akanni Yemisi and Mr. Folu Oguntade SAN.