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Kogi Inaugurates Committee On Criminal Justice



Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah has inaugurated a committee for the administration of criminal justice law (ACJL) in the state.
Ajanah who inaugurated the ACJL at the High court complex in Lokoja, noted that he had earlier hinted stakeholders of the constitution of the committee in their previous meetings.
According to the Chief Judge, the enactment of the Kogi State Administration of Criminal Justice Law of 2017, has brought about a change in the dynamics of criminal justice administration in the state.

He stressed that the overriding influence of the law is to promote efficient management of the promotion of criminal justice institution, speedy dispensation of justice, protection of the society from crime and protection of the rights and interest of suspects, defenders and victims. The committee members include Justice Ajanah, Chief Judge, chairman, Justice HA Olusiyi, HE Yusuf, LN Animoku, and ACP Johnson Ademola, representative of police. Others are Gankon Stephen, prison controller, Siaka Odege, Chairman Okene NBA, Leonard Obiji Christiana Adejuma, chairperson FIDA. “It’s expedient and imperative to ensure that criminal matters are speedily dealt with to drastically reduce and decongest the prisons. It’s to also ensure that persons awaiting trials and not detained in prison custody a quarterly report should reach the Governor to keep him abreast about the development towards improved criminal justice delivery in the state”, Ajanah maintained.