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Lagos Court Bars Journalists From Covering Proceedings

Federal High Court in Lagos

An Ikeja Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday barred journalists from covering its proceedings insisting that the order was from the Judicial Service Commission.

The court’s registrar, simply identified as Mr Yomi, told journalists that he would forcefully order them out of the courtroom.

“We do not allow journalists into the court room to report proceedings due to the type of high profile cases and the calibre of people that comes into this particular court.

“The order not to allow journalists cover proceedings from this court is from above,” the registrar said

He insisted that if any journalist comes into this court to report proceedings, he will walk him or her out.

“I have walked journalists out of the court before with the backing of the President of the court.

“Ikeja Customary Court is the number one court in Lagos State because of the calibre of people and cases that are filed there.

“You can never hear any news on marriage dissolution emanating from this particular court,” the registrar said.






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