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Ondo Rapid Justice System decongests courts

By DAYO JOHNSON, Akure

EFFORTS by the Ondo State government to expeditiously dispense justice with the inauguration of a court within the Medium Security Prison has paid off with the determination of over fifty cases.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko  said this in Akure  while donating materials worth millions of naira to the over 600 inmates of the Olokuta Prison.

He said that government decided to inaugurate the Rapid Justice System High Court 10 within the prison following cases of awaiting trials.

Speaking through the Attorney General of the state and Justice Commissioner Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), the governor  noted that  the court which commenced operation on April 2 2012 has deternmined over 53 of the 143 cases filed in the court.

He pointed out that the Rapid Justice System court has fast tracked cases that were hitherto pending .

Items donated by the government as a result of the promise by the governor who visited the prison after the June prison break include mattresses, medications, toiletries, laundry items, uniforms  amongst others.

The controller of the prison, Olatunde Olayiwola, commended the state government’s gesture.


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