Stakeholders Tasked On Reforms To Strengthen Criminal Justice System

17 November 2020 By Ifeayin Osita

Stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System have been urged to come up with reforms aimed at addressing challenges in the administration of justice.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike gave the advice at the Annual Criminal Law Review Conference in Abuja.

Governor Wike cautioned against politicizing issues of security which ha said was a major facor affecting the administration of justice.

While stressing the need for the establishment of State Police to check crimes and insecurity in the Country, Governor Wike called on stakeholders to formulate a policy for effective Criminal Justice delivery.

In an address, the Coordinator, Rule of Law and Development Foundation, Mr Joseph Daudu who explained that the conference would profer solutions for an efficient and workable system in the sector, emphasized the need for an amendment to the constitution to accommodate State Police.

Also, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata who advised the judiciary against supporting bad leadership and impunity called on Nigerians and stakeholders to support efforts to strengthen the administration of Criminal Justice System.

The Conference which was organised by the Rule of Law Development Foundation to examine and review issues surrounding the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria for effective justice delivery has the theme: Updates and Development within the last 12 months on Criminal law, Criminal Justice, procedure and evidence in Nigeria.

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