Kogi State judiciary is to digitalize its operations towards speedy dispensation of cases
The Acting Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Lokoja as part of preparation towards its legal year.
Justice Olusiyi said the procedure when completed will enable the public file cases online and also allow for a seamless adjudication of justice.
He said the judiciary is also in partnership with the Nigerian Correctional Service to decongest its facilities across the state.
According to him, criminal cases will be given expeditious hearing as well as civil cases as part of the reform in the State judiciary.
He restated the commitment of the judiciary to sustain its relationship with the media and give them unfettered access to information in the course of carrying out their assignment in Courts across the State.
The Acting Chief Judge described the Media as an Ombudsman between the Government and the governed as its role cannot be underrated hence the need for fair and balanced reportage of events.
He commended the State Government for its no interference in the activities of the judicial arm and promised the readiness to partner with other arms of governments