Echonews Nigeria Community News

Echonews – GET the latest community news from Nigeria

Sanwo-Olu Charges 13 Newly Sworn-In Judges On Judicial Ethics


By Felix Kuyinu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged the 13 newly sworn in judges in the state to be of fine conduct and practice on the ethics of the judicial profession.

Sanwo-Olu urged the justices made up of seven males and six females to practice at the highest standard of impartiality, compassion, ethical standards, and excellence that the state judiciary is known for in the country.

The Governor hinted on the dispensation of quick justice and without fear in all circumstances not only from the new benchers but the judicial sector as a whole.


Furthermore, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that since he came on board in 2019, his administration has appointed 37 judges, adding that the commitment of his government is to raise the bar of the judicial system in the state and also equip it to meet the needs of the citizens.

Also remarking on the feat, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, said, “The office you have come would take demand of everything in you, and you must be resilient. You must be ready to hit the ground running. All of you have done exceedingly well, which is why you were appointed. You must shun corruption like a plague.”

300 lawyers applied for compulsory oral and written examination conducted by the Nigerian Judicial Council to be part of the new judicial members out of which the 13 were appointed as justices of the state’s High Court.

The names of the appointees are: Justices Fimisola Azeez, Alfred George, Olayinka Ojuromi, Yewande Badejo-Okusanya, Adenike Shonubi, Oyeladun Olayinka, Tunde Sunmomu.

Others are: Justices Musiliu Adewale, Adegboyega Balogun, Tanimola Anjorin-Ajose, Olawale Alebiosu, Abdul-Raheem Muyideen and Oluwatosin Popoola.