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Criminality: Kebbi justice ministry records 853 cases, handles 150 others within 8 months

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Criminality: Kebbi justice ministry records 853 cases, handles 150 others within 8 months

The Kebbi Ministry of Justice says it has recorded no fewer than 853 criminal cases, motions, bail applications and legal advice within eight months in the state.

Dr Jinaidu Bello-Marshall, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in the state, made this known in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

According to him,the ministry has recorded a total number of 853 criminal cases, motions, bail applications and legal advice since inception of present administration in June 2023.

“The ministry is presently handling 80 appeal cases pending before the state High Court and 70 other cases at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court” he said.

“Within the period under review, we have vetted more than 200 case diaries forwarded for legal advice from the relevant law enforcement agencies, out of which few were terminated for want of evidence and majority were advice to be persecuted,” he said.

On justice delivery, Bello-Marshall, said that the ministry has initiated the establishment of Justice Sector Reform Team through an Executive Bill assented Gov. Nasir Idris, on Dec. 29, 2023 with a view to improving justice administration.

On executive bill, he said that the ministry in conjunction with the line ministries has prepared and presented 18 bills to the State Executive Council for approval, transmission to the State House of Assembly and assented by Gov. Idris.

“The implication is that they became laws of Kebbi state of Nigeria. The said laws are critical to the good governance as some of these laws established important Agencies, Commissions and or Bureaux in the state,” he said.

He commended the state government for cooperation and for fulfilling its obligations to see to the good governance and administration of Justice in the state.

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