Validation of Magistrates’ Courts Law and unveiling of the Enugu State Law Reports
The validation of draft Enugu State Magistrate Court Law and Rules held on Thursday, 10th June, 2021 at the Umezulike auditorium of the Enugu state High Court.
In attendance were High Court Judges and learned Magistrates of Enugu state. The executive Governor of Enugu state was well represented. The Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO) team was led by the Executive Director, Rev. Fr. Jude Isiguzo, OCD, the Project Director Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ekeroku, OCD and CAPIO legal team, Lawyers resident in Enugu state represented their respective branches of the NBA.
The current Magistrate Court Law and Rules being used has been in existence for a long time, therefore long overdue for amendment. However the draft Magistrates Court Law will first be sent to the Enugu State House of Assembly as an executive bill to go through the process of passage into law while the rules are within the powers of the Chief Judge to make.