Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:49 am
The Ekiti State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Ayodeji Daramola, has described the new state High Court complex commissioned by former Governor Ayo Fayose in May 2018 as “a hybrid of absurdity.”
Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday at a special court sitting to mark the commencement of the 2018/2019 Legal Year, the CJ said the judiciary has not been able to use the edifice because of the design.
He therefore called on Governor Kayode Fayemi to redesign the new Court Complex in a way that it will be useful for judicial purposes.
He said: “Since the creation of Ekiti State on 1st October, 1996, the Judiciary has suffered acute shortage of court halls and office accommodation.
“It is thanks to Mr. Ayodele Fayose’s administration that the problem is largely solved now with the construction of the Justice Ademola Ajakaiye House.
“As laudable as the new building is, it is still in a way, a hybrid of absurdity. In its present state, it can’t properly and comfortably function as court house as it was not properly designed for that purpose nor was it designed for administrative purposes.
“That of course is why we have not been able to put it into use since that building was commissioned earlier in the month of May this year.
“Our appeal now goes to the current administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi to come to our rescue in reconstructing the interior of the new building to enable us put it into appropriate use.”