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Lagos Introduces ‘Justice Clock’ To Fastrack Legal Advice

Funke Busari, Lagos

Lagos State government has set the pace with its launch of a new electronic platform, ‘Justice Clock’.

The innovation is to aid in tracking case files and case management in Lagos courts.

Lawyers, magistrates and judges could access the website via www.lagosstatemoj.org.

Even litigants could track movement of case files and find out if legal advice has been issued on any matter before the court.  

According to the state’s Ministry of Justice, the innovation is first of its kind in the country and targeted at fast tracking issuance of legal advice in its bid to improve justice delivery in Lagos courts, the Ministry of Justice’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, said.

He assured that the platform would be sustained for improved justice delivery.

He gave the assurance at the launch of the innovation, adding that issuance of legal advice remained a contentious issue as litigants frequently complain that case files stay too long in office of Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, without legal advice. 

Said he, “So, we have decided to deploy technology to further improve the process of issuing legal advice.”Continuing, Onigbanjo explained that, “Anybody wanting legal advice can simply log on to our website, www.lagosstatemoj.org, to confirm if legal advice has been issued in respect of his case”, adding that such a litigant or lawyer can even apply for a certified copy of the legal advice on line for a fee. 

Currently, the the number one law officer in the State also disclosed that cases files for the period between January 2020 to date have already been uploaded on the website. 

He said technology has been identified as one of the developmental processes for effective justice delivery.

Identifying this, Onigbanjo said the need impressed on the government to partner with Citizen’s Gavel on the deployment of the new application.

“We recognize the importance of technology and it is in light of this that we have in partnership with Citizens Gavel, a civic tech NGO, with the support of Open Society Initiative for West Africa, OSIWA, deployed a Case management solution to improve on the operational efficiency of the DPPs office. 

Meanwhile, the Director, Citizen’s Gavel, Nelson Olanipekun said the development of Justice Clock as a solution platform became imperative because of the need to improve access to justice in the period of the pandemic.

Olanipekun said it was also to eliminate pre-trial problems, delay in issuance of legal advice.

The Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi said the new platform will improve efficiency and service delivery and solve many problems associated with issuance of  legal advice.

“We would not fail on the time line given for issuance of legal advice as it would enhance our service delivery. There would be no more running after counsels and chasing of files”, she said.

Here is the statement from the ministry

Lagos state government has launched a new electronic platform, ‘Justice Clock’, for tracking case files and case management.
‘Justice Clock’ , the first of its kind in the nation’s judiciary sector,  is also intended to fast track issuance of legal advice. 

Speaking at the launching of the platform, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice,  Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) said described the platform as a remarkable development that would be sustained for improved justice delivery.

In spite of efforts, Onigbanjo said issuance of legal advice remained a contentious issue as litigants frequently complain that case files stay too long in office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) without legal advice. 

“So, we have decided to deploy technology to further improve the process of issuing legal advice”, he said. 
“Anybody wanting legal advice can simply log on to our website, www.lagosstatemoj.org, to confirm if legal advice has been issued in respect of his case”, adding that such a litigant or lawyer can even apply for a certified copy of the legal advice on line for a fee. 

He said litigants, lawyers, magistrates and judges can track movement of case files and find out if legal advice has been issued on any matter before the court.

He disclosed cases files for the period between January  2020 to date have already been uploaded on the website. 
Onigbanjo said technology has been identified as one of the developmental processes for effective justice delivery. 

He said this explained why government is  partnering with Citizen’s Gavel on the deployment of the new application.

“We recognize the importance of technology and it is in light of this that we have in partnership with Citizens Gavel, a civic tech NGO, with the support of Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), deployed a Case management solution to improve on the operational efficiency of the DPPs office. 

Director Citizen’s Gavel , Nelson Olanipekun explained the development of Justice Clock as a solution platform became imperative because of the need to improve access to justice in the period of the pandemic.

Olanipekun said it was also to eliminate pre-trial problems, delay in issuance of legal advice.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi said the new platform will improve efficiency and service delivery and solve many problems associated with issuance of  legal advice.

“We would not fail on the time line given for issuance of legal advice as it would enhance our service delivery. There would be no more running after counsels and chasing of files”, she said.


Kayode Oyekanmi Director Public Affairs Ministry of Justice 

7th June 2021

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