FGN To Begin Virtual Court Proceedings At Correctional Centers
The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to launch the pilot nationwide deployment and use of virtual court proceedings in Nigeria’s correctional centers.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, made this known through a statement issued today in Abuja, adding that the pilot project facilities will commence with the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja from December 6, 2021.
“The initiative is one of the strategic interventions by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and indeed the Federal Government towards engendering lasting reforms in the Criminal Justice Sector in Nigeria,” he said.
The Attorney General said the ministry, in collaboration with the Presidential Committee on Correctional Reforms and Decongestion, are expediting engagement with the Nigerian Correctional Centers to make it possible for evidence of suspects in custody to be taken without their physical presence in court to avoid disruptions.
The development is part of the process to implement the Post-COVID-19 Justice Sector Plan championed by the AGF’s office in April 2020
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