BY ONORIODE ETATSEMI
Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Isaiah Bozimo has said that effective implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) and Administration of Civil Justice Law 2022 will ensure speed up justice delivery system in the state.
Mr. Bozimo stated this in Asaba during the continuation of the capacity building workshop for stakeholders in the ACJL.
He said that with the series on capacity building workshop on ACJL, stakeholders were getting closer towards effective implementation of the law.
Mr. Bozimo, who recalled that recently, the judges were trained on the Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2022 and Administration of Civil Justice Law 2022, said that there was need to extend the capacity building workshop to other stakeholders of the law.
The Delta AG said that judges were taken through the necessary steps on the Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law and Administration of Civil Justice Law 2022.
He listed the stakeholders of the law to include the lawyers who defended the defendless in the court, the Nigerian police Force , the Nigeria Correctional centre and the state counsel in Ministry of Justice among others.
Also speaking, the President of the Centre for Legal Studies, Abuja, Prof. Yemi Akinseye George , SAN , hinted that Delta ACJ law 2022 incorporated everything that could not be put in the federal ACJ act , adding that Delta State template should be copied by other states and FCT.
While commending Delta State Government (DTSG) for supporting and actively promoting the passage of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law and the Administration of Civil Justice Law, he described the state’s model as the most dynamic and comprehensive.
He explained that the federal ACJ act which he was part of those that drafted it could not put things that Delta State included in their own as a result of the fact that people were not willing to change.
In an interview with journalists, some participants including a Chief Magistrate in the state, Fednand Isochukwu Dike said that the seminar would enable the stakeholders have one mindset concerning the law.
They noted that the training was to sensitise them on the new law of Administration of Criminal Justice and Administration of Civil Justice, stressing that the law would regulate the justice system.