Lagos Court conducts proceedings with phone torchlight

At the Lagos High Court in Ikeja this Wednesday, Justice Oke Opeyemi refused to let PHCN frustrate her efforts. Consistent power outages had hindered court proceedings and some judges of the court couldn’t sit as a result – not Justice Opeyemi.

After waiting several hours for the electricity to be restored to no avail, Justice Opeyemi decided to conduct her court’s proceeding with torchlight. She ordered her registrar to switch on her phone’s torchlight with which she took notes as the litigants argued their case.

Most parts of the court were in darkness with just a little ray of light coming from the courtroom door.

The court’s generating set supplied light to few courtrooms.

Most cases in the court were adjourned due to the problem.

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Comments (2)

  1. Good servant;this is what 'am talking about. I hope every one will be able to be deligent in conducting the civil jobs. This is the meaning of being a civil servant, and not civil boss. Justice should not be delayed regardless of class.

  2. My sister's husband just told me how angry he is over a land dispute pending at the Ikeja court wich have been continually adjorned for six(6) years on now due to power outage, there was supposed to be proceedings today, but same was adjourned til Sept. 19, on d same problem! Its disheartening that justice pursuit in our country has become a wish that is not about to be granted very soon, in as much as we still struggle with our inherent epileptic or never existing power!

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