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Prison official lauds magistrates’ Saturday sittings

LAGOS—The Controller of Prisons in Lagos State, Mr. Abayomi Oguntuase, has applauded the decision by the state for magistrates’ courts to sit on Saturdays.

Oguntuase said the move would facilitate speedy dispensation of justice and enhance de-congestion of prisons.
He said: “It is a welcome development and if possible, the courts should sit on Sundays to facilitate quick dispensation of justice as justice delayed is justice denied.”

The development followed the passage of the Lagos State Magistrate’s Courts Law (Amended) 2009, which provides for the sitting of the courts on Saturdays.

Oguntuase disclosed that prison facilities in the state were overstretched with a population of 4,700 which is  double what they were expected to hold.


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