Court of Appeal set to decongest backlog of appeals pending before the court

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Nigerian Court

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has set up seven Special Panels to decongest the backlog of appeals pending before the court.

The appellate court maintained it would not hesitate to strike out any pending appeals without complete processes.

Justice Dongban-Mensem announced this on Monday during the maiden edition of the meeting with Presiding Justices of the 20 Divisions of the Court of Appeal under the theme “Working Conference of the Presiding Justices of the Court of Appeal.”

The working Conference, which is first of its kind, was specially chosen to promote a sense of togetherness by enabling the most experienced minds to be deployed on Special de-congestion Panels that will tackle the most congested Divisions.

According to a statement by the Head, Information Department, of the court, Hajiya Sa’adatu Musa, the special panels which will be sitting in two sessions daily, will work for three days to depose off over 100 Motions.