In order to enhance a speedy and efficient Justice Delivery System in Ogun State, a Case Management / Scheduling Manual and System has been launched by the state government.
Speaking during the inauguration of the programme at the Judiciary Complex, along Kobape road in Abeokuta on Tuesday 9th November, 2021, the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, said the case management innovative platform which is being piloted with six Judges of the Ogun State High Court will enable electronic Management of cases to curb frivolous delay in the Judicial Processes.
Adding that the digitisation of the Court proceedings will also promote conveniences for both Judges, Counsels and parties appearing before the Court.
In his Key note address, the Ogun State governor, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun expressed optimism that the digitisation of the sector will bring about the acceleration of Justice in the State.
Governor Dapo Abiodun explained that the introduction of the case management scheduling system by the state Judiciary will help in fast tracking Justice Administration.
He noted that “ launching of the Case Management /Scheduling Manual System in the state is the first if its kind in the Country, adding that it was time for the Judiciary to embrace digitisation in order to speed up for effectiveness of Justice administration system data driven technology.”
In their goodwill remarks, the US Ambassador, Her Excellency, Mary Leonard Beth said the use of the Case Management /Scheduling Manual System will provide efficient information gathering and processes for Correctional facilities.
Beth, analysed that this innovative will assist the court to track court attendance in Court hearings proposed in Custody without delay, adding that this will serve as a key goal to decongest prisons through data creation.
She then asserted that the US “will continue to support the State government to help multiply the impact of the Project to better serve the people of Ogun State.
The Ogun State Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran, in his remarks, affirmed that the State is currently developing a Forensic Laboratory to equip the police in carrying out proper investigative and first respondent functions at crime scene especially in finger printing, digital evidence extraction and document examination among others.
On Case Management and Scheduling, Mr Adeniran pointed out that this innovative will enable E-filing, E-assignment of cases to Judges which will make work smoother and faster.
Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo in his goodwill remark, said the legislative arm of government shall continue to initiate and pass into bills that which will enhance access of people to justice in the State.
Representative of the Olaniwun Ajayi LP, ably represented by Mr Damilola Salami, emphasized that the Case Management and Scheduling system was designed to ensure that court proceedings and processes are meaningful and less stress free.
Adding that “it will also assist Judges to better control cases through their life cycle from inception to Judgement in a most transparent and accountable manner”. Salami said