Lagos State Judiciary Reacts to Trending News of Extortion by Corrupt Court Officials

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The Lagos State Judiciary has said it is currently investigating the trending online news of unprofessional conduct by some of the officers of courts in the state.

In a statement issued by the Ag. Chief Registrar T. A Elias on the unfortunate development, he noted that the issue is currently being investigated and the officers involved “are being put through the necessary process for the appropriate disciplinary measures.”

The statement reads:

The Lagos State Judiciary is aware of the trending online news of unprofessional conduct by some officers reported to be in the habit of extorting money from members of the public.

It is important to state unequivocally that the Lagos State Judiciary condemns such abhorrent behaviour if confirmed to be true. There are internal investigative and disciplinary mechanisms usually deployed as part of our management system and such have been promptly activated in this particular circumstance.

It should be noted that the Lagos State Judiciary just like any other organization may have errant officers who deviate from the laid down rules but what is important is that such errant officers are decisively dealt with after being given fair hearing.

This office is currently investigating this reported incident and the officers involved are being put through the necessary process for the appropriate disciplinary measures.

The General Public is hereby assured that the Lagos State Judiciary has zero tolerance for corruption and will swiftly and decisively deal with any of its Officers against whom such is proven.

Thank you

Recall that an undercover report had exposed the shady practices perpetrated by judicial officials who extort applicants and demand unofficial fees before issuing documents and certified true copy (CTC) of court rulings.

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