The Kano State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Dije Abdu Aboki has visited Goron Dutse and Kurmawa Central Correctional centers, in an efforts to comply with the decongestion policy.
Baba Jibo Ibrahim, Spokesperson, Kano State Judiciary in a statement said the congestion situation of correctional facilities has over the years become a pressing social issues in the country.
He said the visit is part of Chief Judge statutory duty, provided under section 1 of Criminal Justice
(Release from Custody) Special Provision Act which gave the Acting Chief Judge the power to order the release of any person if satisfied that the detention of that person is unlawful or has been detained for a period longer than the
maximum period provided for the alleged offence.
He also said another objective of the visit is to effectively enhance the dispensation of
justice which will aid decongestion.
“Some of inmates in custody are kept for years without trial for periods over and above the maximum periods they ought to have spent if convicted.”
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Justice Aboki urged all stakeholders to give their maximum cooperation in aiding decongestion in