EDOCSO ENGAGES THE CHIEF JUDGE OVER THE USE OF TRUMPED UP CHARGES

EDOCSO ENGAGES THE CHIEF JUDGE OVER THE USE OF TRUMPED UP CHARGES

The leadership of Edo Civil Society Organisations ably led by the Interim TEC Secretary, Leftist Grace Okike paid an advocacy visit to the chief judge of Edo state, Justice Daniel Okungbowa and other senior members of the bench over series of petitions received from the public to EDOCSO on the use of trumped-up charges by some officers of police in getting prison remands.

The meeting which was at the instance of EDOCSO was to draw the attention of the Judiciary and the chief judge in particular to the new trend of officers of the Nigeria police force, whereby they do use trumped-up charges to remand suspects in prisons, which has contributed largely to the congestion in various prisons in Edo state.

In recent times, the security agencies most especially the Nigeria police force has used the trumped-up charges to send innocent citizens to prisons, knowingly and unknowningly either to favour the highest bidder or to cover up their inability to do proper investigation on cases been reported to them.

As we all know the ACJA law of Edo state clearly states the manner and ways cases and suspects should be followed, most at times the laws are not usually followed, thereby leading to the violation of citizen’s rights.

The meeting was very interactive, Informative and ideals sharing, the chief judge promised to look into the issues raised and follow it up to the benefits of Edo State citizens and residents.

Leftist Aliyu Umweni
Interim Public Relations Officer
Edo Civil Society Organisations

MASSES HOUSE: 6B, Obakhavbaye Street Opposite Spirit And Life Bible Church Off Oba Market Road,
Benin City,
Edo State,
Nigeria

www.edocso.org

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