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.