Appeal Court sets up Special Panels to Preside over Time-bound Cases
The Nigerian Court of Appeal has set up special panels with mandates to preside over time-bound matters during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was contained in a released circular signed by the Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice M. B. Dongbam-Mensem, and is dated 24, April. The circular reads:
“You are hereby empanelled to sit in the undermentioned divisions, for now, to hear and determine time-bound motions and appeals pending in the said divisions.
“The presiding justices shall oversee and communicate the date of sittings,’’
For the Lagos division, the panel include: Justice M.L. Garba, Justice J.O.K. Oyewole, Justice H. A. Abiru, Justice B. B. Aliyu, Justice A. Obaseki-Adejumo, Justice U.A. Ogakwu and Justice G.O. Kolawole.
Other divisions such as Ibadan, Enugu, Jos, Sokoto, Kaduna, Calabar and Abuja I-VI also have justices appointed to oversee the cases.
The appointed justices are expected to resume on Monday, 25 April