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Lagos State Judiciary Creates Eti-Osa, Yaba/Surulere, Judicial divisions

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The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon Justice Kazeem O. Alogba, has announced the creation of Eti-Osa and Yaba/Surulere as two additional judicial divisions in the state.

Justice Alogba announced the creation of the two additional judicial division in a statement in Lagos on Friday through the state acting chief registrar, Tajudeen Elias. This brings the judical divisions in Lagos State to a total of seven, viz: Ikeja, Lagos, Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry, Eti-Osa and Yaba/Surulere judicial divisions. 

He said the notice was brought pursuant to section 5 (1) of the High Court Law of Lagos State, 2015.

According to the notice, Eti-Osa judicial division would cover the Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Eti-Osa East Local Council Development and Iru/Victoria Island Local Government Development Area, while the Yaba/Surulere judicial division would cover the entire Lagos Mainland Development Area, Surulere Development Area and Yaba Local Government Council Development Area.

The statement further noted that filing, adjudication of cases and other legal business in both divisions should begin from the date of the notice.

“All cases hitherto commenced and or being conducted at any other judicial division before the commencement of this notice shall continue to be dealt with in any such division unless the honourable chief judge otherwise directs in writing,’’ he said.

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