Just in: Police will no longer handle prosecutions in courts


Kolade Adeyemi Reports

 

Henceforth, Police in Kano state will now be exonerated from handling criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state in magistrates’ courts in the ancient city.

Kano state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Ibrahim Mukhtar, who made this known on Sunday in Kano, explained that, “The criminal justice system in Kano has witnessed a major leap from the 24th day of December 2019 because we have put machinery in place to gradually take over the entire criminal prosecution from the police in the state.”

“We have started with 14 magistrates’ courts in No-man’s-land, where we have deployed three lawyers (state counsel) to prosecute cases before each of the 14 courts.

“In the same vein, we have also three lawyers to the three shariah courts at Kofar Kudu to prosecute shariah criminal cases.”

The commissioner said his office relied on section 211 of the constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, as well as the…



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