In January this year, the Criminal Sessions of the High Courts were adjourned, as part of the courts culture and tradition, which is specifically aimed at enabling adjudicating judges proceed on vacation, review their bundles of case files, and sometimes returned with their judgments on case or cases already adjudicated by the courts.
Furthermore, the High Courts adjudicate criminal cases that are being investigated by the police and subsequent charged to various magistrate courts across the country for preliminary investigations.
At the conclusion of the preliminary investigations in various criminal matters, the presiding magistrates would then committed them to High Courts for further trials, after evidences had been led, adduced and accused person or persons found culpable of the said charges preferred on him.
Apart from that, all criminal matters committed to High Court for trials by magistrate courts, are done in pursuant to provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965, of the country’s laws, but that in some instances, presiding magistrates would conduct summarily trails on accused person or persons, found wanting of criminal charges or charges preferred on them, and are sentenced to various forms of imprisonments or fines levied on them.
Also , when these criminal matters are being charged to magistrate courts by the police and subsequently committed for further investigations and High Courts would adjudicates some Criminal Matters, at call sessions, which contained the calendar of prisoners destined for trials.