Crime Fight: Gov. Masari Frowns At Indiscriminate Discharge Of Suspects On Bail

 Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has frowned at what he termed the indiscriminate release of bandits, rapists and other criminals on bail by the courts.

He made the assertion shortly after the swearing in of three newly appointed high court judges in Katsina.

Masari urged the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA to call on its members that are in the habit of supporting criminals to secure bail through the instrument of fundamental right enforcement to be ethical and avoid compromise under cover.

The Governor stated that it was in response to the Justice Sector Reform in the state that the state Administration of Criminal Justice Law, ACJL 2019 and the state Penal Code Law, 2019 were repealed and replaced with the new laws of 2021.

He however, noted that the new laws addressed the shortcomings observed in the 2019 law and also stressed that, with this development, all actors and stakeholders in the Justice sector will now work towards a coordinated approach to ensure speedy disposition of criminal cases which involves arrest, investigation and prosecution’.

Those sworn judges are Justice Ibrahim Shu’aibu, Ibrahim Mashi and Abubakar Maude as the newly appointed judges of the state’s High Court.

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