The Ogun State Judiciary swore in 30 new Members of the Customary Court at the Ceremonial Court of its new Judiciary Complex, Kobape, Abeokuta.

The ceremony kicked off at 12 noon. In attendance were Judges of the High Court of Ogun State, The Chief Registrar and Deputy Chief Registrars, Magistrates, family, and friends of the newly sworn in members.



The Ogun State Branch of Nigerian Medical Association has sought the cooperation of Ogun State Judiciary towards ending the menace of quacks in the profession.

The president of the Association, Dr Abayomi Olajide during his advocacy visit to the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade in her office disclosed that visit to people who can make impact and influence government policies and decisions has become one of the core instruments of the Association in performing her duties.

Dr. Olajide noted that the influx of quack doctors into the State from Lagos was as a result of the war against them by the Lagos State Government and Ogun State needs to do the needful in terms of logistics and policies to stem the tide.

Dr. Olajide revealed that the Association is working assiduously to table an Anti- Quackery Bill before the State House of Assembly and there is no way such bill can become law without the input of the State Judiciary.

While appreciating the Association’s visit, Justice Olopade assured the Association that the State Judiciary shall continue to support the Association.

On the Five Point Agenda of the Association, Hon. Justice Olopade noted that the Association is not only concerned about the welfare of its Members but the welfare of Nigerian as a whole which is akin to what the State Judiciary is doing.

“On our part in the judiciary, we are very well much concerned about the welfare of our staff, not only Judges”. She stated.

Expressing the high level of confidence that the Management of the State Judiciary has in the Nation’s doctors Hon. Justice Olopade said “we have started a scheme whereby the Magistrates would have an annual comprehensive check-up, we have approached Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, …as for the Judges, every Judge is entitled to free comprehensive check-up annually, not abroad but within Nigeria this is because we believe that we have well qualified doctors who can do it”

The Nigerian Medical Association is the umbrella body of Nigerian Doctors saddled with the responsibilities of maintaining qualitative Health Care Delivery across the country.



As Ogun State Judiciary commences 2017/2018 Legal Year, Judges have been charged to go back to the basis with quick responses to the search for justice, be vigilant more than ever before and help in removing all cracks militating against quick dispensation of Justice.


The Archbishop of RIYE Province Methodist Church, Nigeria, Most Rev. Adegbemi Adewale gave the charge at a Special Church Service ushering in 2017/2018 Ogun State Judiciary Legal Year held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Ake, Abeokuta.

Calling on the members of Staff of the State Judiciary, the Cleric charged them to imbibe the spirit of oneness and work as a team for the smooth running of the administration of Justice in the new Legal Year.

Adegbemi urged all Staff of the State Judiciary right from the Chief Judge to the Clerks to work as a team as Justice is a cooperative exercise.

Commenting on the high level of criticisms that have engulfed the Nigeria Judicial System in recent time, Bishop Adegbemi agreed that some of the criticisms are warranted as a result of stakeholders’ negligence in handling issues.

Reminding Stakeholders in the Administration of Justice in the State of the major tasks ahead of them as the last hope of common man, Adegbemi urged them to begin to build a Judiciary that is more responsive to the cries of the Litigants in the new Legal Year than ever before.

Congratulating the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, her brother Judges and Members of the Legal Profession in the State, the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun reaffirmed his support for the third arm of government at all time.

Dignitaries at the Service were the Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni, the Alake and Paramount Rule of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Chief Doja Adewolu among others.




The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has advocated for the adequate funding of the Nation’s Judiciary if the quest for effective Justice delivery is to be achieved.

This revelation was contained in a paper titled; Effective Justice Delivery; Collaboration Within The Justice Sector, delivered by the State Police Chief at the 2017 Ogun State Judiciary Judges’ Conference held recently at the High Court Conference Hall, Isabo, Abeokuta.

CP Iliyasu noted that for the quest of Effective Justice Delivery not to be a mere shadow chasing, the budget of the judiciary should be from Consolidated Fund or fixed charge devoid of any Executive interference.

According to Iliyasu, one of the major reasons militating against effective justice delivery in Nigeria is poor funding of the Judiciary, adding that some Magistrates do not have the necessary comfort to work with and where some are provided with official vehicle, probably once in 10years, they are not provided with sufficient maintenance allowance from the government.

Furthermore, as a way out of this unpalatable situation, CP Iliyasu suggested that a consistent and adequate judicial budget devoid of Executive interference should be favoured by the government.

 He stated further that there are other factors militating against Effective Justice Delivery in Nigeria, aside the inadequate funding. These include but not limited to, transfer of Judges and Magistrate, use of Long hand in recording proceedings, Lack of adequate Court Rooms and Poor facilities.

Some of the dignitaries at the Conference were; Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, Chief Judge, FCT, High Court, Abuja, Hon. Justice Ishaq U. Bello, Attorney-General, Ogun State and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni, Olusola Ojutalayo, SAN, Judges in the State and Legal Practitioners within and outside the State.  




                                                                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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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).


  • 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



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