By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Bartholomew Madukwe

lagos—History was recorded yesterday as the Lagos Chief Judge, Justice Funmilayo Atilade swore in 107 new judges for the customary courts across the state to replace the old ones.

Those inaugurated included 19 Presidents and 88 members who are mainly lawyers, will be presiding over the courts spreading in the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, of the state.

The new appointments were in line with the provisions of sections  3 and 13 of the Customary Court Law, 2011.

In her address, Justice Atilade said the appointees are to replace the ageing customary court Presidents in the state, and urged them to be ‘responsible and live above board.’

“I congratulate you on your appointments. The present customary judges, having served well, it is important to replace the ageing ones or those who have died.”


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