Senate seeks safety of judges, rejects N110bn budget for Judiciary

On Tuesday, the Senate called for proper security measures around Judges and Courts in the country to ensure their safety from premeditated attacks. The red chamber also wore a lomg on the N110bn budgetary estimates projected for the Judiciary in 2021. Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, the Chairman of the Committee, said the previous attacks leashed on the courts in the country by hoodlums were condemnable. He said such premeditated attacks were more or less potential assaults on Judges and Justices which must be handled appropriateluy. He said, “Worthy of note, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, is the unfortunate and unwarranted recent attack and vandalisation of the Court of Appeal archive office in the Lagos Division, as well as the Lagos State High Court Complex, located at Igbosere, which was set ablaze by hoodlums. “This action is highly condemnable and a clarion call for provision of adequate security mechanisms, for the safety of Judges and the Courts, generally.” “This committee will do all within its legislative powers to ensure that the funding of the Judiciary is improved upon for dispensation of justice in the country efficiently and appropriately, ” he added.

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