The supreme court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Remote court sittings , declaring that they are not unconstitutional.

A panel of the court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour said virtual court sittings are justifiable and not unconstitutional .

Separate suits were filed by the Attorneys-General of Lagos and Ekiti states on the adoption of remote hearings by the judges in their states.

In its suit, Lagos AG had challenged the power of the National Assembly to try to amend section 274 of the Constitution to include virtual proceedings in the Constitution.

Ekiti AG in his suit,  asked  the apex court for an affirmative decision on the virtual court sittings in order to remove the speculations and uncertainties being expressed over it by some judges.

The Lagos State AG, Moyosore Onigbanjo(SAN), and that of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda had to withdraw their suits after the seven man panel  described the suit as academic and speculative.

In striking out the suit, Justice Rhodes-Vivour held that “as of today, virtual sitting is not unconstitutional”.

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