The Lagos State High Court and Magistrate Courts were today, instructed to resume activities following the COVID-19 break.
Chief Justice of the state, Justice Kazeem Alogba, announced the resumption in a circular sighted by our correspondent.
The circular read, ”I, Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba, Chief Judge of Lagos State, hereby direct that with effect from Monday, 28th September 2020, the High Court and magistrates courts in Lagos State shall resume full operations.
“All registries of the court shall accept all processes for filing.
“Wearing of face masks, washing of hands and use of sanitizer will be strictly enforced.
“There shall be strict compliance with the social distancing protocol.
“All COVID-19 protocols set down by the government will be enforced.
“All suspects brought to court from the police stations and correctional centres must be masked, otherwise they will be refused entry into the court premises.
“Only counsel, parties and witnesses whose cases are called will be allowed into the courtrooms in turns.
“All lawyers and litigants for remote hearings must be properly dressed for appearance in court.
“Hon. Judges and magistrates shall sit in their respective courts for remote hearings.
“There will be attendance register for everyone coming into the court rooms for easy contact tracing, should remedial measures be necessary.”