The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica B. Dongban-Mensem has said that there are over 4,630 Appeals and 6,207 Motions pending in the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal as at December 1, 2020.
She stated that there are a total of 345 appeals, comprising of 289 Commercial Appeals; 10 Human Right Appeals; and 46 Criminal Appeals which are scheduled for hearing.
Justice Dongban-Mensem, disclosed this yesterday in her remarks, during the opening day of the Court of Appeal’s first Working Retreat and Annual Conference of the Justices of the Court of Appeal, holding from December 7-10, with the Theme: Court of Appeal: Challenges &The Way Forward.
According to her, the 345 scheduled Appeals for hearing represents only 8% of the total number of Appeals in Lagos Division.
She further stated that the Working Retreat consists of special court sessions involving 23 Special Appellate Panels, adding that due to time and space constraints, the Panels will sit in batches of six Special Panels on the designated days between the 7th and 10th of December 2020, from the hours of 9am to 12pm daily.
She also said that the retreat is expected to feature special Court sittings by all Justices of the Court of Appeal from all the division of the court.