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BRIEF ON THE OFFICE

The Ogun State Judiciary is the third arm of Government. It came into existence at the creation of Ogun State in 1976. It operates through three hierarchies of Courts which are the High Courts, Magistrate Courts and Customary Courts. These Courts have Rules guiding their operation. The Courts have been operating within the full complement of their Rules and have contributed immensely to the development of legal jurisprudence in Nigeria and in particular Ogun State.

Ogun State Judiciary is presently headed by the first female Chief Judge in Ogun State, Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, CON, KJW. His Lordship is the professional head and Chief Executive of Ogun State Judiciary with other Twenty-Seven High Court Judges ably manning the High Court Bench.

On the Lower Court Bench there are Thirty–Four (34) Magistrates ranging from Chief Magistrate Grade 1 to Magistrate Grade II.

At the grassroots level are the Customary Courts jurisdictionally classified into Grades I and II which are being presided over by seasoned, knowledgeable and honourable personalities.

The Chief Registrar is the Head of Administration and Chief Accounting Officer of the Ogun State Judiciary. He is ably assisted by four Deputies i.e. Deputy Chief Registrar (Administration), Deputy Chief Registrar (Special Duties), Deputy Chief Registrar (Legal I) and Deputy Chief Registrar (Legal II).

The Chief Registrar and his team are being supported by the Heads of the following sections – Establishment, Accounts, Library, Information, Maintenance, Protocol, Records/Statistics and Probate.

Ogun State Judiciary has Eight (8) Judicial Divisions namely: Abeokuta, Ijebu – Ode, Sagamu, Ota, Ilaro, Ijebu – Igbo, Abigi and Ipokia.

Also there are Seventeen (17) Magisterial Districts and Forty – Seven (47) Customary Courts across the State.

ADDRESS:
High Court Of Justice, Isabo, Abeokuta.

POSTAL ADDRESS:
PMB. 3009 Sapon, Abeokuta.

PHONE: 07060444285

POLITICAL HEAD/CHIEF REGISTRAR
HON. JUSTICE OLATOKUNBO ODUYINKA OLOPADE, CON, KJW (08033189893 | toksy53@yahoo.com)

ADMINISTRATION HEAD
MR. OLUSOLA STEPHEN OLOYEDE, MNIM (08035448569 | olusolaoloyede13@yahoo.com)

DEPARTMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

Director:

Mrs. O. A. Ayobolu
PHONE: 07037631832

EMAIL: olubolaayobolu@yahoo.com

Duties

  • To oversee Magistrates Matters
  • Customary Court Judges
  • Control of all Judiciary staff and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar.

SPECIAL DUTY DEPARTMENT

Director:

Mr. Akeem Adenariwo

PHONE: 08034725673

EMAIL: akeemnariwo@yahoo.com

Duties

  • Maintenance of all Judiciary facilities,
  • Supervision of all Judiciary projects,
  • Supervision of the Protocol Unit
  • Supervision of the Information Unit and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Director:

Mrs. O.O Stanley

PHONE: 08033758374

EMAIL: olufunmilayostanley@yahoo.com

Duties

  • To oversee Legal matters
  •  Library matters
  • Supervision of the Correspondence Registry and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar.

LEGAL II DEPARTMENT

Director:

Mr. Anthony Olusesan Araba

PHONE: 08033470920

EMAIL: arabaao91@gmail.com

Duties

  • To oversee Legal matters
  • Library matters
  • Supervision of the Correspondence Registry and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Registrar.

OTHER INFORMATION

CURRENT PROGRAMMES

PAST CHIEF JUDGES OF OGUN STATE

Hon. Justice E.B. Craig ----1976-1987

Hon. Justice O.O. Odunlami---1988-1990

Hon. Justice I.B. Delano----1990-2000

Hon. Justice O.O. Somolu (Acting Chief Judge) ---2000-2001

Hon. Justice C.O Jacobs--- 2001-2011

Ogun State Judiciary took off in 1976 with two Judicial Divisions namely: Abeokuta and Ijebu-Ode

Ogun State Judiciary took off in 1976 with four Magisterial Districts namely: Abeokuta, Ota, Ijebu-Ode and Sagamu.

PAST CHIEF REGISTRARS

Hon. Justice O.A. Kuforiji (Late) ---- 1976-1981

Hon. Justice O.A. Sekoni------- 1981-1983

Hon. Justice F. Onashile (Late) --- 1983-1986

Hon. Justice O.A Adenubi (Late) ---1986-1989

O.A Akindele Esq ----1989-1991

Hon. Justice S.O. Sodeke---3/9/1991---4/12/1991

Hon. Justice E.O. Olatoye (Late) ---1991-1993

Hon. Justice Y.A Adewolu---1993-1995

Hon. Justice O.A Adesida--- 1995-1999

Hon. Justice H.O. Solanke---1999-2004

Hon. Justice E.O. Osinuga---2005-2006

Hon. Justice Catherine Ogunsanya—2006-2008

Hon. Justice S.M. Owodunni---2008-2013

ON-GOING PROJECT

Ogun Multi-Door Courthouse

PROPOSED PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION/PROVISION OF OFFICE BUILDING

Judiciary Headquarters

Customary Court of Appeal

Construction of Crèche

Construction/Provision of water facilities

OTHER RELEVANT STATISTICS

Number of Judicial Divisions                   8

Number of High Court Judges                28

Number of Magisterial Districts             17

Number of Magistrates                            34

Number of Customary Courts                47

Revenue Court, Abeokuta

Family Court, Abeokuta

Mobile Court

Criminal Justice Fast Track Clinics at Abeokuta, Ijebu – Ode and Ota Judicial Divisions

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