From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has urged judiciary in the state to expedite action on the trial of criminals especially those related to rape, banditry, murder and kidnapping.
The governor was speaking onTuesday at the 2020/201 Legal Year held at the High Court Complex in Bauchi.
He said that, speedy trial will help in curtailing the nefarious activities of these criminals not only in the state, but across the country.
The governor who appreciated the performance of the judiciary in the state in the area of speedy disposal of cases within the last legal year having disposed of about 2/3 of the cases filled, said that, that will enhance the confidence of the common man in the judiciary.
He said in an efforts to protect the weak and vulnerable, his administration passed into law, the Violence Against Parsons Protection Bill, and explained that, under his watch, criminals who derive pleasure by putting the young ones and their parents through agony will not go scot free.
“Since my assumption to office on the 29th of May, 2019, I made a decision to operate an open door policy of an all inclusive government anchored on transparency, rule of law, accountability and good governance.”
“To achieve that, I carried along other Arms of Government by collaborating and cooperating with them while recognizing and respecting their independence as enshrined under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).