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Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Virtual Sittings

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Zainab Sanni

The Supreme Court has struck out the suits filed by Lagos and Ekiti state governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual court sittings procedure for been speculative in nature without any valid cause of action.

A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour on Monday declared that virtual court sittings are constitutional.

The court took the decision after both states withdrew the suits filed against the Attorney General of the Federation and the National Assembly.

The apex court warned that any Judge who refused to sit via virtual proceedings should be reported to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for disciplinary action.

In view of the position expressed by the justices to the effect that the suits are premature and that the directive on virtual court proceedings enjoys the presumption of regularity, Onigbanjo and Fapohunda proceeded to withdraw their cases.

The seven-man panel then struck out the cases.

 

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