Establishment of Multi door courts across Ogun State will continue to ensure speedy dispensation of Justice, Low cost of Dispute resolution, flexibility in the mode of resolution of disputes and most especially the lack of stress to the litigants.
The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu made this known while delivering her address at the Commissioning of the Multi door Court house, at the Ota High court, Ota.
The Multi door Courts which are in operation in Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, and Sagamu Judicial divisions, add to its feather with the commissioning of Ota Multi door Court House.
Justice Dipeolu explained that, the regular courts have to a large extent been unable to dispense speedy justice with litigants having to face long adjournments caused mainly by the failures inherent in the system which are generally man made.
This, according to her, contributed to the creation of an alternative dispute resolution mechanism which gave birth to early neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
The Chief Judge also disclosed that since the creation of the First Multi door Court house at Isabo in Abeokuta in the year 2017, eight hundred and ninety two (892) cases have been filed in the court houses as at the end of January 2021.
“I must say that gradually, litigants are becoming more aware of the benefits of filing their cases in the Multi door Court houses.” She said
The Chief Judge however appreciated Chief Oluseun Akinbiyi and his wife Hon. Justice Sonia Akinbiyi for donating the Commissioned Ota Multi door Court house, which according to her, will further boost speedy dispensation of Justice in the Ota Judicial division, which is one of the Seven point repositioning agenda of this administration.
In order to take Justice more closely to the people at the grass root level, the Chief Judge calls on the state government to facilitate funding for the Ogun Multi door Court Houses across the State.
In her remarks, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele who officially commissioned the edifice on behalf of the Ogun state government, reiterated that the bill signed by the Governor of the State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, establishing the Ogun Multi door Court House into law on August 27, 2020, will assist to improve operations of the Alternative dispute resolution centres (ADR) across the State.
The deputy Governor also assured residents of the commitment of the Prince DAPO Abiodun administration towards ensuring quality judicial system in the State.
“I pledge to contribute my own quota to support the project so that people in the community can be of benefit to the new Multi door Court house.
Earlier, in his Goodwill message, Chairman of the Ogun Multi door Court governing Council, Hon. Justice Solomon Olugbemi (Rtd.) urged the people of Ogun West Senatorial district to embrace the newly commissioned multi-door Court house whole heartedly.
The Commissioning was attended by Honourable Judges, Magistrates, Members of Judicial Service Commission, Royal fathers, Members of bar and bench in Ota and Ilaro.