COVID-19: Lagos CJ Issues Circular On Resumption Of High Courts & Magistrates Courts

BEVERLY HILLS, September 25, (THEWILL) – The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba has directed full resumption of Lagos State High Courts and Magistrates Courts from Monday, 28th day Of September, 2020.

A circular statement by Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba directed all registries of the Courts to accept all processes for filing. He however noted that the COVID-19 protocols are to be fully enforced.

The statement added that wearing of face masks, washing of hands and use of sanitizers with strict compliance with social distancing protocol must be observed.

The Chief Judge said “all suspects brought to Court from the Police Stations and Correctional Centres must be masked, otherwise they will be refused entry into the Court premises”.

“While only counsel, parties and witnesses whose cases are called will be allowed into the Courtrooms in turns, all Lawyers and Litigants for remote hearings must be properly dressed for appearance in Court. Similarly, all Judges and Magistrates shall be sitting in their respective Courts for remote hearings. There shall be an attendance register for persons coming into the Courtrooms for easy contact tracing, should remedial measures be necessary”, the statement added.

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