Appeal Court begins two-week special sitting in Lokoja today

The Court of Appeal Headquarters in a statement in Abuja at the weekend said the move was part of efforts by the court to further decongest backlog of appeals in its various divisions.

The Court of Appeal will today begin a special sitting of the court in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, to be presided by its President, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa.

The Court of Appeal Headquarters in a statement in Abuja at the weekend said the move was part of efforts by the court to further decongest backlog of appeals in its various divisions.

The appellate court president, Justice Bulkachuwa, along with justices of the Abuja Division of the court, will for two weeks preside over the sitting proper to commence after the inaugural ceremony.

“There are three panels of which panels 1 and 2 will, in the next 14 days, trash out about 250 appeals on criminal, civil and human rights matters; while the Shari’a panel which is the third panel, will hear the pending Shari’a appeals,” the statement read in part.



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