June 14, 2024

Lagos Chief Judge Directs Magistrates to Seek Approval before Issuing Warrant of Arrest, Search Warrant

Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba

The Honourable Chief Judge of Lagos State, Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba has directed Magistrates in the state to request his approval prior to issuing any warrant of arrest and search warrant.

The circular dated June 16, seen by our reporter reads:

RE: APPLICATION FOR THE ENDORSEMENT AND ISSUANCE OF ARREST AND SEARCH WARRANT

I write on the directive of the Honourable Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem O. Alogba to inform Your Honours that under no circumstances must warrant of arrest or search warrant be issued without first obtaining the Approval of the Honourable Chief Judge.

Your Honours are therefore enjoined to direct Police Officers who desire to obtain Warrant of Arrest or Search Warrant to first apply to the Chief Registrar for necessary approval.

Thank you Your Honours.


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