State attorney explains why Kano barred Police from criminal prosecution

The need to ensure that party to criminal cases have adequate representation in court has compelled the State government to bar police from interfering in Criminal Cases Prosecution.

This is according to Kano State Attorney General Barrister Ibrahim Mukthar.

Muktar, explained that defendants in criminal matters are always at liberty to engage the services of lawyers, even senior advocates while the state has to make do with police prosecutors whose knowledge of the law is limited.”

According to him “we want all parties to have what would be seen as proper representation. We feel it is better to have legal practitioners on the two sides of every criminal prosecution in the state.”

The Commissioner assured that “this would assist in ensuring that all parties have justice in the…

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