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Lagos High Court Judges Proceeds On Annual Vacation

LAGOS CHIEF JUDGE, KAZEEM ALOGBA

Judges of the High Court of Lagos State on Tuesday (today) began the annual long vacation from July 22 to Sept. 10, 2019.

According to a statement issued by the Chief Registrar, CR, of the Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs D. T. Olatokun, the Acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, approved the annual vacation pursuant to Order 49 Rule 4(D) of the High Court of Lagos Civil Procedure Rules 2019.

The statement added that the Criminal Division of the High Court may sit during the duration of the vacation.

“Where a judge of a criminal division is on vacation, a vacation judge may be assigned to deal with all pending criminal cases in court.

“Notwithstanding the long vacation, any cause or matter may be heard by a judge during the period of vacation (except on a Sunday or public holiday).

“Where such cause or matter is urgent, a judge, will at the consent of all parties concerned, agree to hear it.

“Any application for an urgent hearing may be made by summons in chambers before the vacation judge, or the judge before whom the substantive case is pending,‘’ the statement added.

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