Fayose Charges Judges On Fairness
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has admonished judges to ensure fair dispensation of justice without fear or favour.
The governor gave the charge when magistrates in the state paid him a courtesy call in his office.
In a release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor said, “the positions we occupy today, whether as governor or magistrate is temporary and we have an account to give. It is important that we fear God. We must not bow to pressure and do the wrong thing.
Fayose further charged the judges not to succumb to any form of threat or intimidation that would make them give judgment against their conscience.
“I read in the papers that some people in authority now go and dig into the financial papers of judges and use that to subtly blackmail them to give rulings and judgments their ways,”he said
You have the power of life and death, please do the right things. Don’t make yourself tools in the hand of the devil.”
Responding, the leader of the group, Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye, appealed to the state government to implement the Magistrate Court Law and establish judicial training institute to enhance capacity building.
The governor assured that a befitting accommodation would soon be provided for the judiciary.