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Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2019

NBA urges Police, NCS, others to make ACJA effective

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By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)has called on the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Correctional Service and other Law enforcement agencies to join hands and make the Bauchi State Administration of Criminal Justice Law, a success.
The Association made this call at the State Validation Public Forum on the Domestication and Implementation of ACJA 2015 in Bauchi State, which was supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
The President of the association, Paul Usoro SAN, represented by Bar. Victor Abasokam Ekim, explained the importance of the Administrative of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) in the state.
The NBA, had in a statement, said it will decongest the Nigerian Correction Service Centres across the country, adding that it will also improve the condition of correctional service and accelerate Criminal proceedings.
He said the NBA saw the need to start this 3years project to promote the widespread of a better administration of criminal Justice all over the Federation Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
The solicitor General of Bauchi state, Barrister Dawood Mohmood Yakub, who represented the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Bauchi State, in his good will message applauded the domestication of the administration of criminal justice in Bauchi State and described as a great progress in the administration of criminal justice system in the State.
The keynote speaker at the forum, Prof. Alphonsus Alubo, SAN, explained that the objectives of the law as captured are to ensure the speedy dispensation of justice.

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