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Plateau hastens law to try killer herdsmen, sponsors

Plateau hastens law to try killer herdsmen, sponsors

- Plateau state is reportedly finalising legal framework to hasten prosecution of killer herdsmen

- The government said there would be no more delay in ensuring that the murderers and their sponsors got justice

- It added that a review of the Criminal Justice Act will ensure quick dispensation of justice, without fear or favour

Killers in Plateau state are set to receive deserved justice as Governor Simon Lalong has reportedly commenced collaboration with the House of Assembly towards finalising legal framework to prioritise prosecution of people alleged to be responsible for killings in the state.

The legislation will ensure there would be no more delay in trial of murderers and their sponsors according to the government

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Yakubu Dati, Plateau state commissioner for information and communication disclosed that “a review of the Criminal Justice Act will ensure quick dispensation of justice, without fear or favour."

Going further, he added that: “The executive governor of Plateau state, His Excellency, Simon Lalong, has sent a bill entitled, ‘Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2018’ to the House of Assembly. When passed into law, it will fast-track prosecution of criminals within specified time limits,” Dati said.

The commission called on members of the public to be vigilant and unite against criminals in the state.

Punch reports that Dati claimed that: "The bill to establish a law to provide for the administration of criminal justice in Plateau State will revolutionise the criminal justice system in Plateau state.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that two policemen have been injured by the irate youths of Lopandet village in Du district of Jos South local government area of Plateau.

According to a press release made by the deputy superintendent of police in the state capital, Terna Tyopevt, who is also the public relations officer of the police command in the state, the incident occurred on Monday, September 3.

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Tyopevt also added that a police van was vandalised by the infuriated youths in the unfortunate incident.

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Source: Legit.ng

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