Lagos Chief Judge to retire on Thursday

Justice  Opeyemi Oke, will on Thursday resign from administration as the Chief Judge of Lagos State scarcely four days before she accomplishes the statutory 65 years retirement age.

This was made known on Monday after she paid a goodbye visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in his office.

As a major aspect of exercises denoting Oke’s retirement, a haul out service will hold Thursday at Igbosere High Court, Lagos.

She would be prevailing by the following senior judge in the State legal executive, Justice Kazeem Alogba as seventeenth Chief Judge of Lagos State.

Alogba will act Chief Judge pending his screening and affirmation by the state House of Assembly.

Justice Oke was named by previous Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in September 2017 as the sixteenth Chief Justice of the state.

She joined the Lagos State Judiciary as a Senior Magistrate and wound up Chief Magistrate Grade (1) 1986-1996 and Deputy Chief Registrar 1993-1994.

She was designated a Judge of High Court of Lagos State on July 19, 1996.

Oke succeeded Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade who resigned as Chief Judge of Lagos on September 24, 2017.

During her two-year residency as Chief Judge, Justice presented numerous developments and changes that changed the state legal executive.

The changes incorporate foundation of the Small Claims Court, Restorative Justice System, Sentencing Guideline for Judges and Magistrates, the presentation of common technique principles and practice heading among others.

Justice  Oke likewise visited the five government jails in Lagos during which scores of meriting detainees were conceded acquittal.

Two weeks back, she visited Bethesda Home for the Blind, Idi-Oro, Mushin and Optimal Home (Orphanages), Isheri, Ojodu-Berger where she gave help materials and guaranteed the prisoners of proceeded with help of the Lagos Judiciary.

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