The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, swore in 38 Customary Court Judges, warning them to live above boards.
In a short ceremony organized to celebrate the new appointed Judges, Atilade admonished the new appointees to live up to the status of their new post, and they will be refer to as “Your Worship”.
“Your being here is a privilege granted by the Governor of Lagos State.
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“I hope you will carry out your duties with integrity and honesty.
“Do not take bribe; if you take bribe, you will be shown the way out by the Judicial Commission on completion of their investigation,” she disclosed.
She also advised the new Customary Court judges against using their powers to oppress members in their communities.
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She further encouraged them to read and get conversant with the Customary Court Laws of Lagos State 2011 to avoid abuse of power.
Atilade disclosed that the new customary court judges were selected based on their past record, integrity, ability and qualification.