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Police Chief Blames Judiciary Over Prison Congestion

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chinwendu Nnadozie, Minna

Niger State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusola E. Amore, has blamed the judicial arm of government over prison congestion because of what he described as unjustifiable delay in dispensation of justice with adjournments by lawyers and their Ministry of Justice staff collaborators.

Amore argued that it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the police over delays in the dispensation of justice because police is not the lawyer that demands for adjournment of cases, “they are not the ones to bring prisoners to the courts and they are not to produce files that often got missing in courts or Judges/Magistrates that resume sittings and closes when they like.”

The state police commissioner in an interactive session with journalists on the achievements of the command in fighting crime in the first half of the year, 2015 at the Police Officers’ Mess in Minna, the state capital, said that the police work with other security partners hence the need for joint effort to end prison congestion.