Lagos Magistrates Battle Sweat As They Sit In Darkness

Posted on December 14, 2016

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

It is not really the best of time for the Lagos State Magistrates sitting in Ogba as they battle sweat while performing their judicial duty due to power failure.
Some have event turned their writing papers to temporarily fans due to intensive heat inside the court rooms due to power failure.
Litigants and their counsels are not left out as some of them battle to stay inside court rooms under the condition which their presence contributed to over heat court rooms.
The Ogba Magistrates court was constructed and opened few years ago with every standard facility including the sound proof generator.
However, according to some officials, due to lack of maintenance culture, the place was gradually going down.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the generator developed a minor fault due to lack of servicing and it destroyed some of the electrical appliances in the court.
A source said the situation has been like that for sometime as the Lagos Judiciary seemed not ready to address the situation.
When our correspondent visited the court on Tuesday, it observed that some court rooms were in darkness with some presiding Magistrates sweating almost uncontrollably.
Some who cannot work under such hard condition decided to stay away.
The prison officials who brought some suspects had to take them back to prison after obtaining adjourning date from court registrars.
Some of the officials at the court who did not want their names to be mentioned said when the court was initially opened, there were steady power supply until recently when things started going bad.
The officials said they have reported to the authorities concerned and they have promised to restore steady power but they have not seen their response.
Another set of officials who spoke to our correspondent at the court premises said there has been an improved electricity supply in the area. Thus the judiciary management took less attention on the generator.

On why most of the bulbs and some rooms were in darkness, not of them were able to offer explanation, but confirmed some officials are working in darkness.
Some of the litigants agreed the Magistrates cannot give their best under the condition and that was why cases are adjourned for several times.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

PETER CLAVER OPARAH The on-going anti corruption war by the Buhari regime is a... Continue
FUNSHO AROGUNDADE Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the former Lagos State governor and national leader... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE Traders at Aguiyi Ironsi International Trade Centre at Ladipo Market in Mushin... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE The police at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent  Department, SCIID, Awka in... Continue
It was a delightful gathering as TV host Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin officially launched his... Continue
BY SEMIU OKANLAWON Early in the life of his administration, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola brought up... Continue
FUNSHO AROGUNDADE Multiple award winning Afro-pop singer, Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia has joined the star-studded... Continue
The Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has been invited as a... Continue
Music lovers in Aba and its environs are in for a splendid weekend as... Continue
CHUKA UBA Apostle Pius Chigbo of The Covenant Church of Synagogue Sabbath Church in... Continue

NTEL ADVERT

Follow Us @pmexpressng