Visit police stations, detention centers, Falana tells Lagos CJ


By Abdulwahab Abdulah
Human rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN has requested that the Lagos Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke should visit police stations and detention camps in Lagos State regularly to verify the situation with the detainees.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with the new Acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke 

According to the lawyer, this development will make the Chief Judge or whoever she is delegating to ascertain how suspects are being treated in detentions as well as reducing wrongful and illegal camping in the state.

The request according to Falana, was in line with the provision of Section 34 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015.

The Section recommends:

“The Chief Magistrate, or where there is no Chief Magistrate within the police division, any Magistrate designated by the Chief Judge for that…

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