From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Cleen foundation with support from McArthur foundation has trained criminal justice actors with aims to reduce the high number of inmates that are awaiting trial in Jigawa state.
The foundation programs officer monitoring and evaluation, Mr Odo Nnamdi Hyginus announced the moves while delivering an opening remarks for a two day training held at Hiatel hotel Dutse on Wednesday.
He explained that, the participants that comprised Nigeria Police, Correctional services officers, NBA, ministry of Justice, legal aid, high court among other stakeholders will look on the administration of criminal justice law 2019 and criminal justice act 2015.
The program officer added that, the stepdown training will look at compliance level of this actors and their roles and implementation level and find out we’re the challenges is.
“During the training, We will identified the bottleneck challenges and solutions to ensure trial completed the shortest period of time.
“Jigawa have a high number of awaiting trial inmates, after we identified the challenges we will follow it with civil society observatory groups and use it as advocacy tools to ensure speedy dispensations of law” the program officer said.
Also speaking, the chairman Jigawa ACJL observatory platform comrade Mohd Saudi Shehu urged the actors to cooperate with platform to achieve the desired results.
He then, commended cleen foundation for selecting Jigawa among the states to benefit from their intervention of reducing the congestion of inmates that are awaiting trial.