Alleged corruption: Lagos Judiciary begins investigation of officials
18 Aug 2022 (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Judiciary says it has commenced an investigation into reports of corruption by some of it’s officials.
A statement issued by the Acting Chief Registrar, Mr T.A. Elias said the state judiciary is aware of the trending online news of unprofessional conduct by some officers reported to be in the habit of extorting money from members of the public.
The statement reads: “It is important to state unequivocally that the Lagos State Judiciary condemns such abhorrent behaviour if confirmed to be true. There are internal investigative and disciplinary mechanisms usually deployed as part of our management system and such have been promptly activated in this particular circumstance.
“It should be noted that the Lagos State Judiciary just like any other organization may have errant officers who deviate from the laid down rules but what is important is that such errant officers are decisively dealt with after being given fair hearing.
“This office is currently investigating this reported incident and the officers involved are being put through the necessary process for the appropriate disciplinary measures.
“The General Public is hereby assured that the Lagos State Judiciary has zero tolerance for corruption and will swiftly and decisively deal with any of its Officers against whom such is proven.”