Legal Cases In Limbo As Iseyin Courts Remain Locked Since August
…..Awaiting Trial Cases, Land, Chieftaincy Matters Suffer Delay
The High Court and Iseyin Magistrate Court located in Iseyin, Iseyin local government area have been under lock since August, which has put a stop to hearing of criminal and civil cases in the two courts.
The Chronicler Newspaper correspondent was on a visit to the Magistrate Court, located inside the Iseyin City Hall premises and met the building under renovation.
A source close to the court informed our reporter that the renovation work has stalled all activities of the court as the Magistrate could not function under the condition until it is completed.
The renovation was necessary, according to our source as the Iseyin City Hall itself was just renovated by the local government authority on the order of the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
”The need to renovate the magistrate court came as the main building in the premises which is the Iseyin City Hall has been given a facelift and it is necessary to upgrade the court as well,” our source noted.
The reason the High Court was not hearing cases was because of the current post-election tribunal cases which the Judge of the Iseyin High court is taking part in.
Our source said the tribunal cases are expected to end by November ending and the court may resume operations by December.
“The judge is currently participating in election tribunal which is why he is not available to preside over any cases in the high court. As a result, all ongoing cases and appeals will be put on hold until the chief judge returns.”
Major concern of people are delays in hearing cases like chieftaincy matters, criminal suspects trials and land matters.