Lagos High Court To Proceed On Long Vacation From 17th August, 2020
Posted: 07/Aug/2020

The Lagos State Judiciary has issued a notice of its annual vacation which is to commence from Monday, 17th day of August, 2020 to Friday, 11th day of September, 2020.

“IT IS HEREBY STATED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION THAT THE CHIEF JUDGE OF LAGOS STATE, HONOURABLE JUSTICE KAZEEM O. ALOGBA, HAS PURSUANT TO ORDER 49 RULE 4 (D) OF THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE (CIVIL PROCEDURE) RULES, 2019 APPROVED THAT MONDAY, 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY, 11th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2020 BOTH DATES INCLUSIVE SHALL BE THE PERIOD FIXED FOR THE LONG VACATION.” The notice reads.
 
However, the vacation Judges have been listed as follows:

IKEJA DIVISION

I. THE HON. JUSTICE J.E. OYEFESO FROM MONDAY THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020.

II. THE HON. JUSTICE A.O. SOLADOYE FROM MONDAY THE 31st DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 11th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2020

LAGOS DIVISION

I. THE HON.JUSTICE M.A. OKIKIOLU-IGHILE FROM MONDAY THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 28th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2020.

II. THE HON. JUSTICE O. OGALA FROM MONDAY THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 11th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2020

BADAGRY DIVISION

I. THE HON. JUSTICE S.I. SONAIKE FROM MONDAY THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020.

II. THE HON. JUSTICE E.O. OGUNDARE FROM MONDAY THE 31st DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 11th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2020.”

EPE DIVISION

I. THE HON.JUSTICE G. SAFARI FROM MONDAY THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020.

II. THE HON. JUSTICE A.J. BASHUA FROM MONDAY THE 31st DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 11th OF SEPTEMBER 2020.

IKORODU DIVISION

I. THE HON. JUSTICE L.B. LAWAL-AKAPO FROM MONDAY THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 28th DAY OF AUGUST 2020.

II. THE HON. JUSTUCE O.O OGUNGBESAN FROM MONDAY THE 31st DAY OF AUGUST, 2020 TO FRIDAY THE 11th DAY OF SEPTEMBER,2020.”

However, the notice noted that criminal divisions of Lagos High Court may continue to sit during the vacation period.

“NOT WITHSTANDING THE LONG VACATION, THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE MAY SIT THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD OF THE VACATION WHERE A JUDGE OF A CRIMINAL MAY BE ASSIGNED TO DEAL WITH ALL URGENT PENDING CRIMINAL CASES IN THE COURT.”

In addition, the notice stated that urgent cases may be heard in cases of emergency.

“NOTWITHSTANDING THE LONG VACATION ANY CAUSE OR MATTER MAY BE HEARD BY A JUDGE DURING THE PERIOD OF THE VACATION (EXCEPT ON SUNDAY OR PUBLIC HOLIDAY) WHERE SUCH CAUSE OR MATTER IS URGENT OR A JUDGE. AT THE REQUEST OF ALL THE PARTIES CONCERNED AGREE TO HEAR IT.

“ANY APPLICATION FOR AN URGENT HEARING DURING THE VACATION MAY BE MADE BY SUMMONS IN CHAMBERS, BEFORE THE VACATION JUDGE OR THE JUDGE BEFORE WHOM THE SUBSTANTIVE CASE IS PENDING.”
 
Furthermore, the stated disclosed that the 2020/2021 Session commenced on Monday, 14th day of September, 2020 and that the new Legal Year Services would hold on Monday, 21st day of September, 2020.

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