A retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi, has called for the establishment of divisions of the appellate court in all states of the federation to fast-tract the dispensation of justice.
He also said the Court of Appeal lacked adequate manpower and called for the appointment of more justices to ease the workload.
Justice Oniyangi stated this yesterday in an interview with journalists at his Abuja residence shortly after special prayers on his retirement. Only 20 states have divisions of the appellate court, according to official figures. Oniyangi said having divisions in all states would ease the stress of travelling to other states where the court exists to get justice.
He also canvassed the creation of Supreme Courts in the six geopolitical zones to decongest the headquarters. Justice Oniyangi also called for the upward review of judges’ and justices’ salaries, saying their pay is static.