The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has implored members of the Ogun State Judiciary to look ahead with high expectation and a strong resolve to do more in the year 2021.
Justice Dipeolu gave the admonition during praying and Thanksgiving service organised for the State Judiciary staff at the Judiciary Headquarters, along Kobape, Abeokuta to usher into the year 2021.
The Chief Judge who emphasized on humility, diligence, loyalty, honesty and fervent prayer, said reward for good work is more work.
In her words “ I want to say that I expect more as who much is given, more is expected, we can all bare witness that our condition of services are improving gradually and so if we are improving on what we are giving, your outputs should improve”
Justice Dipeolu also reeled out her administration achievements for the year 2020 which includes; Creation of Bondmen Licencing Board, Purchase of vehicles for magistrates, Creation of more Magisterial district, Promotion of Staff, Appointments of Chief Magistrates, Senior Magistrates and Magistrates.
Other achievements, according to the Chief Judge are; Renovation of Courts, Induction course for magistrates, Training of Magistrates, Judicial research officers and members of staff.
Also, disbursement of allowances to Judicial Research officers, Medical check-ups for Magistrates and DROs, Supply of office equipment and Creation of staff development centres.
While emphasizing on the creation of Bondsmen Licencing Board, Justice Dipeolu reiterates that beginning from 2021, professional Sureties/Bondsmen will henceforth be appearing before Judges and magistrates across the state.
“The bondsmen regulations and practice directions, which is aimed at discouraging touting by unlicensed persons who stood surety for those on bail bond, from absconding will also ensure that such criminal offender is produced seamlessly when needed in court”. she said
According to her, the bondsmen scheme and licensing board will also make bail of suspects on trial in courts more accessible, faster, and timely.