Coronavirus: Lagos judiciary holds first ever virtual court sitting

Coronavirus: Lagos judiciary holds first ever virtual court sitting

- Lagos state is holding its first online court sitting

- The judge behind the sitting is Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja high court

- According to reports, the judge is delivering judgment in a murder and stealing case between the State of Lagos v Olalekan Hameed

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For the first time in its history, the Lagos State Judiciary is holding its first-ever virtual court sitting.

According to The Nation, Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja high court is delivering judgment in a murder and stealing case between the State of Lagos v Olalekan Hameed.

The court session which began at 11am is holding online via a video app.

People present in the virtual sitting include the judge, defendant, his team of counsel, the prosecution team and top members of the state Judiciary and Ministry of Justice.

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Going further, the news outlet reveals that the judge is at high court 10 in Ikeja, the defendant Hameed is at Kirikiri Maximum Correctional Centre, Apapa while the counsel are at different locations.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following President Muhammadu Buhari's announcement to ease the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown directive, Lagosians were seen trooping out on Monday, May 4, to resume their daily activities.

However, some Lagos state residents were seen violating the safety guidelines recommended by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Vanguard reports.

Though some of these violators were seen protective measure gears such as face masks, nonetheless, no social distancing was observed.

On the other hand, commercial vehicles like Danfo drivers insisted on carrying their full load of passengers as passengers were seen without a face mask.

Legit.ng also reported that one of the primary health centres designated for sample taking to test Lagosians for coronavirus said the results of 20% of those that came to the centre came out positive.

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According to her, over 150 people have so far been tested at the centre.

Doctor Ubani, a medical officer at the centre made the disclosure when Legit TV visited the centre recently.

She said the process has been smooth since the centre started testing Lagosians for the deadly disease, adding that test results are released 48 hours after they have been conducted.

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