COVID-19: Treat criminal, election petition appeals – Appeal Court tells Justices

Acting President, Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem has asked presiding Justices to adjudicate only matters of criminal and election petition appeals.

DAILY POST learnt that part of the reasons behind the directive was because such matters were time bound in nature.

The directive was contained in a statement from the Office of the Acting President, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, issued to the Counsels and stakeholders.

Also, Justice Dongban-Mensem advised that in compliance with the guidelines on COVID-19 issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Justice, as a way of observing Social Distancing in the Courts, appeals shall be called in few numbers at a time to avoid overcrowding.

Part of the statement reads, “On our part we have…

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