The newly appointed Chief and Senior Magistrates in Ogun State have been admonished to resist the temptation of abusing judicial powers in the course of dispensing justice.
The State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu gave the charge at the Judiciary Complex, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, while administering oath of office on six newly appointed Chief and Senior Magistrates to the Ogun State Judiciary.
She enjoined them to be diligent, time conscious, reliable, honest and humane in their dealings with citizens and litigants.
“Judicial Officers have a constitutional duty to serve this nation competently, diligently, fairly, professionally and speedily. Judicial Officers are public servants, whose salaries and other entitlements are paid by this nation and judicial independence goes hand in hand with accountability”, Dipeolu said.
She said that they were subject to criticism because it was through it that they were able to correct their faults and shortcomings, noting that it would also provided them better service to the public.
“Indeed, our conduct must therefore be professional and above reproach at all times, judicial Officers must earn the trust, respect and confidence of the people they serve”, Dipeolu added.
Those appointed as Chief Magistrates include; Mr. Awofeso Ireti-Olu Babatunde, Mr. Dipeolu Dehinde and Mrs. Osinbajo Moriyike Oluwabunmi while Mr. Adekunle Shodeinde, Mrs. Kolawole Ogunbowale and Mr. Solana Shodeinde were appointed as Senior Magistrates.
Press Officer Min. of Justice