LAGOSâ€”The Controller of Prisons in Lagos State, Mr. Abayomi Oguntuase, has applauded the decision by the state for magistratesâ€™ courts to sit on Saturdays.
Oguntuase said the move would facilitate speedy dispensation of justice and enhance de-congestion of prisons.
He said: â€œIt 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.â€
The development followed the passage of the Lagos State Magistrateâ€™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 isÂ double what they were expected to hold.