DG LAC VISITS KEFFI CORRECTIONAL CENTER
The Director-General of Legal Aid Council, Mr. Aliyu B. Abubakar had earlier in February 2021 visited the Keffi Correctional Center, Nasarawa State. Having discovered 39 inmates were detained without trial. He immediately set up an Ad-hoc Committee chaired by Mr. Kenneth Mozea (Director Correctional Services Department) with 11 Legal Aid Officers to ensure the speedy trial of the 39 Awaiting Trial Inmates.
Today the 24th of June, 2021, Six (6) Magistrates of the FCT moved the Court to the Keffi Correctional Center under special circumstances attended to the cases of the 39 Awaiting Trial Inmates who had been remanded at Keffi Correctional Center since January 2020 upon arrest and detention by Special Anti Robbery Squad
The Magistrates released and discharged 30 out of 38 inmates invoking S. 296(6) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
The committee had a very successful outing today having witnessed the release of 30 inmates from Keffi Correctional Center, Nasarawa State.