As part of the repositioning agenda of the Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu’s administration, plans are underway to review the Justice of the Peace law in the State.
The Chief Judge who made this known while receiving the executive members of the Egba Jurisdiction of the Justice of the Peace forum at the Judiciary Complex in Abeokuta, postulated that this initiative would enable the legal forum to function well in their duties.
Committee members was thereafter set up by the Chief Judge on the reviewing of the law, chaired by the Ogun State Judiciary Deputy Chief Registrar, (Legal) Mr Mathew Akinyemi.
Other members include, Special Adviser to the Hon. Chief Judge, Sir Olusegun Lanre Iyanda, a magistrate, personnel from the Ministry of Justice and Egba Jurisdiction of the Justice of the peace.
Similarly, the Chief Judge further enlighten the members of the Justice of the Peace on training of their members on Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism, which according to his lordship will assist them in the discharge of their duties at the grass root level.
Earlier, in her remarks, the Secretary of the forum, Mrs Bola Olawale commended the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu of his lordship’s un-relenting efforts in moving the Ogun State Judiciary to an enviable position in the comity of Judiciaries in Nigeria.
“We, members of the Justice of the Peace, Egba Jurisdiction felt it necessary to pay you a courtesy visit in order to appreciate your effort in the Judiciary” she added
Mrs Olawale had requested for the forum’s inclusiveness to synergize with the state Judiciary arm of government, especially in the area of conflict/dispute resolution at the grass root level in the State.