New Registries Open in Epe, Others as Lagos State Expands Probate Services.

To enhance judicial services, reports that the Lagos State High Court has created three new probate registries in the Epe, Badagry, and Ikorodu judicial divisions. This development was disclosed by the Acting Chief Registrar, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, on June 1st, 2024.
Hon. Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba
According to a statement sighted by this news medium, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba, established these additional probate registries under Section 51(1) of the High Court Law of Lagos State 2015. The new registries are expected to streamline and expedite the processing of probate matters within these regions.
The newly created probate registries will handle several crucial functions, including:
1. Processing applications for letters of administration.
2. Granting probate.
3. Lodging wills.
4. Managing other related probate matters.
Barrister Tajudeen Elias
These functions are essential for ensuring the orderly administration of estates, reducing the burden on existing probate registries, and making it more convenient for residents in the Epe, Badagry, and Ikorodu regions to access probate services.
The notice also specified that ongoing and pending applications for letters of administration, grants of probate, and other related matters in the Ikeja and Lagos divisions will continue to be processed in their respective divisions. The Honourable Chief Judge will direct any changes to this arrangement in writing.
Establishing these new probate registries offers multiple benefits to the public, such as increased accessibility, efficiency, and localized service.
Creating new probate registries in Epe, Badagry, and Ikorodu marks a progressive step towards enhancing judicial efficiency
and accessibility in Lagos State. The High Court aims to better serve its communities by decentralising probate services, ensuring smoother and more efficient probate processes for all residents.
Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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