INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Ogun CJ charges Judicial Officers To Key In


The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has charged Judicial Officers in Nigeria to key into the use of Information Technology to enhance the discharge of their judicial functions.

Justice Dipeolu gave the charge while delivering her welcome address at A 5Day Workshop for Judges and Magistrates on “Capacity Development on Best Practices in Electronic and Forensic Evidence” held at the Ogun State Judiciary Complex, Kobape Road, Abeokuta on 4th to 8th November, 2019.

“Information Technology in our current world is indispensable in our today’s pursuit; this is because in spite of its challenges, it has numerous advantages that drive development in all fields of human endeavor including our noble profession” Hon. Justice Dipeolu noted.

The 5Day Workshop which was co-organized by GIZ and Juritrust Centre for Socio-Legal Research and Documentation had in attendance; Hon. Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Olutoyin Akeredolu who was represented by Hon. Justice Yemi Fasanmi, selected Judges in Ogun State, Magistrates in Ogun and Ondo State, Representative of GIZ and Juritrust Centre and other notable personalities in the Law Profession in Nigeria.   


           Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has sworn in members of the state's Judicial Service Commission, with a charge to shun partisanship and be fair at all times in the discharge of their duties.

          Speaking at the swearing in which was held the government secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Abiodun enjoined them to put in their vast wealth of experiences in re-energizing the machinery of administration and system of justice.         

          In her remark, the Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission who is also the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, thanked the Governor for inaugurating the commission towards ensuring smooth dispensation of justice in the State, urging members of the commission to always stand their ground, as the job was a bit sensitive.

          Responding on behalf of other members of the commission, Barr. Joel Soyinka appreciated the Governor for the trust reposed in them, pledging to work in synergy to ensure a better judicial system for the State.

          Members of the Judicial Service Commission sworn in included Barr. Joel Soyinka, Barr. Nurudeen Aina, Mrs. Yetunde Adesanya and Princess Sola Elegbeji, while Mr. Kolawole Peters would serve as the Secretary.


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.


In line with the cardinal agenda of the Hon. Justice M. A. Dipeolu, FICMC to decongest the prisons and bring Justice closer to the people, the Ogun State Judiciary has organized an Intervention Week. It will hold at Sagamu Magisterial District from 1st July 2019 to 5th July 2019. It will commence from 9am to 6pm on the designated days.

The main objective of the Intervention Week is to speedily hear and dispose of criminal matters, old and new in the Court's docket. It will be held across all the Magisterial Districts in the State. This is the maiden edition and it is scheduled to commence at the Sagamu Magisterial District. Two (2) Magistrates have been assigned to sit during the said period. The exercise will require the Magistrates to sit for longer hours than usual so that the aim of the week can be achieved.
We urge all concerned at the Magisterial District to cooperate with the Magistrates. The aim of the week is the expeditious and efficient conclusion of cases.
It is our plan to hold this exercise quarterly.

Dipeolu Sworn in as Ogun CJ

History was again made on Monday 22nd of October, 2018 as Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state sworn in Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu as the second female Chief Judge and the 7th in the history of the State.

 The swearing was held during the State Executive Council meeting at the Governor’s Office in Oke- Mosan in Abeokuta.

Amosun, charged Dipeolu to discharge her duties without fear or favour adding that the position demand lots of responsibilities.

“This swearing in comes with a lot of huge responsibilities and more is demanded of you knowing the status of the state in Nigeria,’’ he said.

He also urged her not to be unmindful of God’s grace in her life, saying that the office she occupies now is a great office in the legal profession in the state.

The governor, further enjoined the new chief Judge to provide the right leadership for the legislative arm to compliment the other arms of government.

Responding, Dipeolu thanked the governor for believing in her and giving her the privilege and honour to serve the state in the capacity of the Chief Judge.

She promised to discharge her duty without fear or favour, soliciting the continued support of the government to the judiciary.

“I will not disappoint the state, our forebears, my colleagues, I will not drop the ball and I will always keep the flag flying,” Dipeolu promised.