SAN cautions judges over dispensation of justice
Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Judges in Nigeria have been urged to thread with caution in their dispensation of justice.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Yomi Alliyu disclosed this during a opening ceremony of the special court session of the Court of Appeal Division in Osogbo.
He hinted that over 737 election petitions are before the tribunals which has been keeping both the bar and the bench on their toes.
While decrying the rate of corruption among judges, he said with the events unfolding in recent times, it seems both the bench and the bar are in business.
The legal practitioner said judges should be careful, stressing that there is no difference between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Some judges have suddenly become millionaires and secured employments for their children by patronising politicians appearing before them in pre-election and election cases.
He posited that the only way to correct the syndrome is to reconsider the condition of service of judges by granting full autonomy of the judiciary.
Alliyu tasked State Chief Judges to send a bill to the House of Assembly for the establishment of Judges Pension Board.
He said the board will not only take care retired judges pension but also cater for their welfare.
He also urged the presiding Court of Appeal justices to be up and doing in ensuring quick dispensation of cases.