Yearly Archive:2018

Chief Judge Inaugurates Monitoring Committee of the Lower Courts in Edo State

The Chief Judge of Edo State inaugurates a committee to monitor the activities of lower courts in Edo State. The Chief Judge, during the inauguration told the committee, that it was consituted in line with the directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. W. N. S. Onnoghen that each state of the Federation should have a committee to monitor the activities of the lower bench.

The committee is  expected to monitor officers of the lower courts like irregular attendance of work, leaving the office at will, racketeering or soliciting for gratification before performing official duties, delay in performance of official duties etc.

The committee is made up of;

  1. Sir S. O. Odigie, Esq. (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) – Chairman
  2. Mohammed O. Yamah, Esq. (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) –Member
  3. Hon. Joe L. Ekpenkhio (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) –Member
  4. Austin Omofoman (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) –Member
  5. A. E. Aibaogun (Chief Inspector of Courts) –Member
  6. M. U. Iluobe (Chief Magistrate Special Grade and Director, Inspectorate Division) –Member

Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Sir S. O. Odigie, Esq., thanked the Chief Judge for the opportunity given to them to serve, and promised that the committee will take the assignment very serious to do this self-cleansing exercise.

The committee is expected to swing into action immediately.


On behalf of the Honourable the Chief Judge/Chairman of the Governing Council of the Edo State Multidoor Court, the general public is hereby invited to a sensitization/public awareness programme designed to engage various stakeholders on the services offered by the Edo State Multidoor Court and the benefit of exploring the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism.

The Edo State Multidoor Court was recently established to provide enhanced access to justice through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes aimed at supplementing litigation with other effective methods that are generally faster, cheaper and less adversarial.

The programme is scheduled to hold on Tuesday 30th January, 2018, 2018 at the Imaguero College Hall, Sapele Road Benin City at 10 a.m.

 Your esteemed presence will be highly appreciated.