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Controller hails success of first visual court sitting in Enugu Custodial Centre  

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By Flowerbudnews

Enugu:  The Controller of Corrections in Enugu State, Mr Nicholas Obiako, has hailed the success of the first visual court sitting in Enugu Custodial Centre.

Obiako, who is the Commander of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) Enugu State Command, gave the commendation while speaking to newsmen after a visual court session that lasted three hours at Enugu Custodial Centre on Friday.

He commended the judiciary, the chief judge of Enugu State and NCoS headquarters for making the feat possible.

The controller said that the success would also be attributed to the judicial service reforms embarked by President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the NCoS to enshrine speedy trial of inmates.

According to him, with visual court sessions near perfection in the custodial centre, the days of delayed trial due to logistics and other exigencies needed to move inmates from the custodial centre to formal court-rooms, are numbered.

“I will assure stakeholders in the judicial system of the NCoS resolve to continue to provide a conducive environment for the speedy dispensation of justice.

“Even as the Service under the amiable leadership of the Controller-General of Corrections, Mr Haliru Nababa, is poised to enhance inmates’ access to speedy trial,” he said.

 

The matters that were held at the visual court session included: the State versus Ugochukwu Ugwuanyi; charge no: OB/18/2021; and the State versus Eya Joseph  presided over by Justice C. C. Ani of Enugu State High Court, Obollo Division.

 

The defense counsel for both inmates, Mrs Miracle Ajali-Odom, was also present at the custodial centre visual court session.

The inmates took turns to take their plea after which the matters were adjourned to July 14 and July 21 respectively for accelerated hearing. (Flowerbudnews)