*A Trust Fund Has Been Set Up To Rebuild Public Structures Destroyed in #EndSARS Protest – Lagos State Govt.
*Clerics And Traditional Rulers Charge Judiciary To Restore Justice

The Chief Justice of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba has called on the State government to reconstruct Igbosere High Court so as to restore its glorious fame as the Lagos State judiciary commences the 2022/2023 legal year.

Hon. Justice Alogba made this appeal while giving the vote of thanks to mark the commencement of the 2022/2023 legal year service at the Lagos Central Mosque, Lagos Island.

Recall that the Igbosere Court was burnt down during the 2020 #EndSARS protest. Lamenting the destruction of the High Court, the CJ noted that it was a monumental edifice that had to be revived.

He emphasized that it made it possible for the judiciary to continue effectively discharge its duty. In addition to this, Hon. Justice Alogba established that when the judiciary was devoid of state and public interference in adjudicating justice delivery, the judiciary can continue to effectively discharge its duties.

Responding to the appeal from the Learned Chief Judge, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat stated that a Trust Fund had been set up for the purpose of rebuilding public structures destroyed during the violent protest. He also noted that the High Court would be the first structure to be rebuilt using the Trust Fund.

Furthermore, whilst making remarks, the Bashorun Musulumi of Lagos, Alhaji Sikiru Alabi-Macfoy called on the Chief Judge, urging him to revive Prison visits. According to the Bashorun Musulumi, this would address the overpopulation as the number of awaiting trial inmates far outnumbered convicted inmates. He went on further to charge the CJ to ensure that matters enjoy accelerated hearing viewing that justice delayed is justice denied.

Delivering a lecture, Islamic scholar, Dr. Ishaq Sanusi advised judges and magistrates to bring justice to Nigeria for the purpose of achieving political and economic stability. He reasoned that if justice is restored in the country, inequality and insecurity would be dealt which would also result in the economy improving for the better.

Also, the Bishop of the Diocese of the Lagos West, Anglican Communion, Rev. Olusola Odedeji while delivering his sermon at the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina, Lagos, urged the Lagos State judiciary to uphold truth and justice at all time. He went on to admonish all the judges and magistrates to use their positions and tenures in service to God and to humanity, having at the back of their minds that them being in positions was not by accident but providence.

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