Newly appointed members of Ogun State Customary Courts have been enjoined to ensure zero tolerance for corruption in administering justice at the grassroot level in the State.
The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, gave the advice in her remarks at the swearing in of the thirty two newly appointed Customary Courts Members at the State Judiciary Complex in Abeokuta.
Admonishing the appointees on how to curb corruption in any form, Justice Dipeolu said “I implore you all to be upright, fearless, Incorruptible and not to ride roughshod over litigants who appear before you while procedures laid down for the trial of cases must be strictly and firmly adhered to.”
Earlier in his keynote address, the President, Ogun State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo encouraged the appointees to be the reflection of administration of Justice at their various communities urging them to significantly key into the vision and mission of the State Judiciary.
He however admonished them to serve and apply native law and customs without fear, favour or ill-will.
In his response, Mr. Okanlawon Osho, on behalf of the newly appointed members, appreciated the Governor of the State, Dapo Abiodun, the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu and the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo for the opportunity given to them to serve the State.
Mr Osho thereby vowed that the new members will discharge their duties faithfully and diligently.