ESCHEW DELAYS IN THE DELIVERY OF JUSTICE, SAYS AIYEDATIWA
Ondo State Acting Governor/Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa has challenged the newly sworn-in Acting Chief Judge of Ondo State Judiciary, Justice Ayedun Olusegun Odusola to think of exceptional innovations that will lead to quick dispensation of justice in courts across the State.
Aiyedatiwa gave the challenge at the swearing-in of Hon Justice Ayedun Olusegun Odusola as acting Chief Judge of Ondo State, held at the Executive Chambers, Governor’s Office, Alagbaka Akure today.
According to Aiyedatiwa, “the burden of Ondo State Judiciary now rests on your shoulders” .
“Every leadership position has its attendant challenges, the primary challenge before my Lord in this vantage position is the issue of delays in delivery of justice” .
“Our courts are faced with significant backlog of cases especially criminal matters” .
“This has continued to lead to many inmates in our correctional centers spending unreasonable period of time in custody waiting for their day in court” .
“The number of inmates at correctional centers is overwhelming…. you must deliberately work on this my Lord, by putting in place appropriate policies and practice direction aim at quick dispensation of justice in courts across Ondo State”, he charged.
Aiyedatiwa further disclosed that, Governor Akeredolu’s led administration has created the enabling environment for the judiciary arm of government to carry out it’s constitutional responsibilities because it recognized that it is the bastion of hope for the common man.
In his remark, Justice Ayedun Olusegun Odusola while expressing gratitude for his new position, promised strategic reforms in the State Judiciary system that would lead to quick delivery of justice in the State.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of State, Ministry of Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon David Oleyelogun represented by, Hon Gbenga Omole, APC State Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin, the State Executive Members led by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, the immediate past Chief Judge of Ondo State, Rtd. Justice Williams Akintoroye and other dignitaries.
Press Secretary to Acting Governor/Deputy Governor.
Photo Credit : Abayomi Adefolalu.