Judges of the High Court of Justice, Kogi State will commence their annual vacation on Monday, 1st August, 2022.
Chief Information Officer, Kogi State Judiciary, Saqeeb Saeed disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Saeed said the annual vacation is pursuant to Order 9, Rule (4)(2) of the High Court (Civil Procedure Rules), 2006, under the hand of the Hon. Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Josiah Joe Majebi.
The statement reads” This declaration entails that apart from the Vacation Judge appointed by the Hon. Acting Chief Judge, all other Judges of the High Court of Justice of the State would proceed on the annual one month vacation on Monday, 1st August, 2022.
” The vacation will last up to Monday, 26th September, 2022 while normal court sittings at all the Divisions of the High Court of Justice across the state will commence the next day, Tuesday, 27th September, 2022″.
Meanwhile, the Acting Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice, Jubril Ibrahim Oladimeji Esq., has disclosed that the Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State Justice Josiah Majebi has appointed Hon. Justice Rukayyat Ayoola of the High Court of Justice as the Vacation Judge for the period of the vacation.
Justice Ayoola according to the statement will attend to urgent Criminal Matters and Civil motions emanating from across the State while sitting at the High Court of Justice Headquarters in Lokoja.
The statement explained that such matters or motions must not only be urgent but will, by law, be entertained by leave of the Court made pursuant to application by both parties.