Government mobilises Lawyers to decongest Police cells

State Counsels in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice were yesterday mobilised to decongest police cells of suspects.

The new directive was informed by the lockdown of the courts due the strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) .
The strike is now one week old.

The directive was initiated by the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moodier Onigbanjo (SAN) to cushion the effects of the protracted JUSUN strike.

A statement signed by the Director Public Affairs, Kayode Oyekanmi explained that all counsels in the directorate were mobilised to Police Divisions in the State to carry out the work of District Prosecutors by sifting through IPOs files for matters which fall within the purview of criminal trials.

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