Ogun CJ charges stakeholders on awaiting trial inmates
Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade has stressed the need for stakeholders involved in the administration of justice to work together in addressing the high number of awaiting trial inmates in prisons across the State.
Justice Olopade who spoke in Abeokuta when she paid inspection visit to the State prisons decried delay in the administration of criminal justice in the State such as “delay in presentation of case files in courts and lack of cooperation among stakeholders amongst others”, noting that these could have been averted if the needful had been done.
On the issue of non-duplication of case files by Investigating Police Officers (IPOs), Justice Olopade, who expressed dissatisfaction with the delay stated that the government had done a lot for the State Judiciary over the years, part of which, she said was the establishment of a Criminal Justice Fast Track Clinic in Ota, Ijebu-Ode and Abeokuta judicial Divisions to address the issue of non-duplication of inmate case files by IPOs.
The Chief Judge noted that the State Judiciary has equipped the clinics with highly qualified and dedicated personnel, Industrial Photocopier and other essential tools to make the process less cumbersome and fast towards quick dispensation of Justice.
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