The Judiciary Will Always Protect Fundamental Human Rights in Lagos State- Chief Judge

The Nigerian constitution contains the fundamental human rights in Nigeria and declares them, generally inalienable, absolute and unchallengeable. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. 

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba, has given guaranteed that the judiciary will always protect the fundamental human rights of citizens during a courtesy visit of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) his office.

Justice Alogba emphasize on the importance of the organisation in society, just as he frowned at the breach of fundamental rights of any individual.

He disclosed that as part of ensuring the human rights of citizens are protected, magistrates in the State have been visiting police stations to release those who have been unlawfully detained and minor offenders who have not been charged to court while also making recommendations in accordance with the rules of law..

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The Chief Judge also stated that Lagos State Judiciary was recently adjudged the best in the jurisdiction of enforcement of fundamental human rights.

He advised the committee to continue being a human rights watchdog, assuring them of the judiciary’s support in accordance with the law.

In his response, the Chairman of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) Lagos State Branch, Mr. Kehinde Adeoye, said that the organisation is a non-governmental, independent body that focuses on ensuring the full implementation of human rights. He added that the organisation is ready to collaborate with the judiciary and other institutions with similar objectives.

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