A cross-section of lawyers in Ekiti has decried the long “stay out of court” due to the strike embarked upon by members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
The lawyers said the strike has caused pending cases in various courts in the state.
One of the lawyers, Mrs Kehinde Omogbemigun, said that the JUSUN strike has affected her pending cases at the Customary Court in Ado-Ekiti.
She cited a dissolution of marriage pending before the court since 2020, but already slated for judgment, which the strike has affected.
Omogbemigun urged the judiciary and the state government to sheath their swords and embrace peace in the interest of the litigants.
Another lawyer, Mr Michael Ogunsakin, said he was frustrated by the daily calls from the family of his clients, currently being remanded at the correctional centre for a minor offence.