Two staff of the Lagos State Judiciary and a National Youth Service Corp member (names with held) have been arrested in the Litigation Registry of the Ikeja High Court for alleged corruption.
Also arrested was a tout who has been in the habit of impersonating as a staff of judiciary and defrauding court users.
Their arrest was made barely 24 hours after the Lagos state Chief Judge. Justice Opeyemi Oke warned staff to desist from corruption.
Head of Chambers of the Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs Judith Momodu who confirmed the development said they were arrested on Tuesday.
ued yesterday night said that they were arrested for failing to issue receipts for payment made by court users.Matching word with action.
The Hon.Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon Justice O peyemi Oke in her inaugural speech and upon assumption of office had made it clear that it is a “New Dawn for Lagos State Judiciary “
She stated ” I shall lead by example with zero tolerance for corruption.
“it is not surprising therefore that precisely one month and one week after the inaugural speech, the quest for judiciary which epitomises: Discipline, Honesty, Integrity, credence,Dignity and Honour, Zeal for Result and Excellence came to fore yesterday 28th November with the arrest of two officials and a youth corps member in the litigation Registry for corrupt practices such ad non issuance of receipts for payment made by court users.
Furthermore, a workshop with theme: Towards an Efficient and Effective Administration of Justice in Lagos State is currently ongoing for staff of the Lagos State Judiciary.
The workshop is aimed at sensitizing staff of their role in the “ NEW DAWN” for Lagos State Judiciary