By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed into law a Bill for a law to provide administration of Criminal Justice, in all Courts, in the State.
Under the 490 clause law, there will be justice for both the victims and the culprits, quick dispensation of criminal cases and synergy among all the stakeholders and permanently address persistent problem of awaiting trial in the State.
The law will also ensure that the system of administration of criminal justice in the state promotes efficient management of criminal justice institutions and speedy dispensation of justice.
The newly passed law is also expected to ensure protection of the society from crime and protection of the rights and interests of the suspect, the defendant and the victim.
Speaking on the passage of the bill into law, the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, who expressed delight over the passage of the bill, assured that the new law will address crime administration in the country.
He pointed out that the law will be
the most efficient and sophisticated law on the subject matter in the country and directed the Clerk of the House, Hajia Halimat Jummai Kperogi, to prepare a clean copy for the Governor’s assent.