- The Administration of Criminal Justice bill has been signed into law in Plateau state
- Governor Simon Lalong signed the bill on Tuesday, September 25
- The law will end the transfer of suspects in Plateau state to Abuja for trial
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state on Tuesday, September 25, signed the Administration of Criminal Justice bill into law.
The law, among other provisions, has put to a stop, the constant transfer of criminal suspects to Abuja for trial, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor, in a brief remark after signing the bill into law, said that it would reinforce the framework for the effective prosecution of criminal cases in the state.
He said: “We have often had cases of people suspected of committing crimes in Plateau, moved to Abuja for trial. That has ended from today."
According to report, the bill was among the three endorsed by the Plateau chief executive. Others included the Plateau State Information and Communication Technology Development Agency Law, 2017, and the Penal Code of Plateau State, 2018.
Governor Lalong expressed confidence that the laws would ensure quick dispensation of justice in the state.
He commended the efforts of the three arms of government – executive, legislature and the judiciary – that ensured the speedy passage of the bill into law.
The signing of the bills into law was witnessed by Joshua Madaki, speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, and Justice Yakubu Dakwak, chief judge of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state declared that his administration was deeply feeling pains of the insecurity, but assured that frantic efforts were being made by federal and state governments to end the killings.
Lalong said the state government would not play politics with human lives as killing of villagers continued unabated in Miango and Jol communities of Bassa and Riyom local government areas of the state.
The governor said government holds every single life as sacred and cannot play politics with human lives.
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