BY BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE
The Lagos State High Court will start its long vacation from July 18, 2011 to August 26, 2011.
The Chief Registrar of the court, Mr G. Safari, in a statement, said that the state Chief Judge, Justice Inumidun Akande, gave approval for the vacation, pursuant to Order 45 Rule 4 (D) of the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules.
“Despite the long vacation, some judges in the Ikeja and Lagos Divisions of the court will hear urgent matters, which may come up during the vacation,” the statement said.
According to him, “urgent applications are not to be affected by the long vacation as such cases may be assigned to a judge, who will be available at the Ikeja or Lagos Judicial Division and the Criminal Division of the Lagos State High Court and will sit throughout the period of the vacation.”
It further said that “where a judge of Criminal Division in state is on vacation, a vacation judge may be assigned to deal with all urgent criminal cases in the court.”
“Other matter, however, can be attended to during the long vacation or a situation whereby a judge, at the request of all the parties concerned in such matter, agree to hear the matter during the long vacation, the matter may be heard by the judge, except where it is on Sunday or public holiday,” the statement added.