Supreme Court strikes out Lagos and Ekiti’s lawsuit challenging legality of virtual court sittings

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Supreme Court strikes out Lagos and Ekiti

A lawsuit filed by the Lagos and Ekiti state governments challenging the legality of virtual court sittings, has been struck out by the Supreme Court. 

 

The Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Mr Olawale Fapohunda had asked the court to determine whether the directive issued by the Attorney-General of the Federation to the Heads of Courts at Federal and State levels, as it relates to the conduct of virtual proceedings in court is not a violation of the federalism provisions of the 1999 Constitution.

 

Fapohunda who asked the court to set aside or strike down directives to the extent that they purport to be binding on the Ekiti State High Court for being inconsistent with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, also asked the apex court to determine if the directive issued in line with the National Judicial Council is not a violation of the constitutional provisions on fair hearing as it relates to the conduct of criminal trials in public.

 

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Source: Linda Ikeji