By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
As part of efforts to fast track the administration of justice in Kogi State in view of the current COVID -19 global pandemic, the Acting Chief Judge of the State, Justice Henry Olusuyi has disclosed that the judiciary is set to introduce digital filing of Court process to avoid unnecessary delay.
Justice Olusuyi who made this known while speaking in a chat with Journalists in Lokoja on Thursday said that the COVID-19 has posed a lot of challenges to every segment of society and has brought about new order to contend with.
He lamented that there was no doubt that the world has been disrupted by the global pandemic, noting that it brought a new way of doing things and a new order.
According to him, COVID -19 has adversely affected Judiciary to a larger extent, stressing that since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have not been regular court sittings because things were no longer done in the same way again.
The Acting CJ also maintained that Kogi State Judiciary is poised to tackle these challenges, saying that the judiciary is doing everything possible to partner with Nigeria Correctional Services and Police respectively.
He said to fast track administration of justice Kogi State judiciary may introduce a non-custody or by community service to avoid unnecessary congestion of correctional centers and police custody.