Benue Women can take a defendant on bail — Benue Chief Judge

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By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

Benue State Chief Judge Honorable Justice Aondover Kakaan has disclosed that Benue State Women can now take a defendent on bail.

Justice Kakaan made the disclosure on Thursday while presenting a keynote address for a two day seminar on the theme “Understanding the administration of criminal justice law of Benue State, which held at Benue Hotel, Makurdi Benue State.

He explained that the seminar will hopefully provide the illumination for a better appreciation of what the law entails, pointing out that payment of fees to witnesses, trial of corporation, payment of compensation to victims of crime among several others.

Justice Kakaan further noted the importance of administration of criminal justice law in the state.

He further explained that since the law has been passed  by the Benue State House of Assembly and signed into law by the Governor on the 28th day of May, 2019,  it has impacted on the four major operations of the police force, which include; unlawful arrest, electronic recording of statements, prosecution of offences and criminal returns by the police.

The Chief Judge noted that the administration of criminal justice law has also impacted mostly in its efforts to achieve speedy dispensation of justice and inhumane treatment of the offenders.

Nigerian NewsDirect reports that while declaring the seminar open, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said to underscore the importance of administration of criminal justice law, people must respect the rule of law.