In its determination to bring justice to the grassroots, the Ondo State Government Monday announced the creation of Igbara-Oke Judicial Division in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
The state Chief Judge, Justice OlasehindeKumuyi, announced the creation of the new judicial in his speech on the occasion to mark the 2013/2014 Legal Year in the state.
According to Kumuyi, the new judicial division would take care of all litigations in the presenteIfedore Local Government Area of the state.
Kumuyi said the government would inaugurate the new division soon adding that a judge would soon be deployed to oversee its operations pending the appointment of a new judge.
Before the establishment of the judicial division, litigations from Ifedore Local Government were being handled by the Akure Division of the State Judiciary.
Kumuyi said four new high court judges were appointed last year into the state judicial service .
The judges are Justice AdemolaAdegoroye, JusricePterIkujuni, OlumideWillaimas and Morounfoluwa Adejumo adding that they have all resumed duties .
He said though the number of judges is 20, it is still not sufficient to handle the growing number of cases in our dockets,
He therefore called on the state government to approve the appointment of more judges which he said ‘Will give us full complement as permitted by the National Judicial Council
Also speaking, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr EyitayoJegede SAN, advised members of the ssaye branch of the Nigerian Bar association to actively participate in the forthcoming national conference and offer useful suggestions .
Jegede , who said the conference would address many issues affecting the association.