The Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Godwin Abraham, has called on the Federal Government to employ more lawyers into the Nigeria Police to strengthen crime investigation and help the prosecution of criminals across the country.
Abraham said yesterday in Uyo that due to the provision of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, there is need to employ more legal practitioners in the Police Force that can be well equipped to prosecute criminals matters.
The Chief Judge was a guest at a three-day seminar with the theme, “Diligent Prosecution of Criminal Cases,” organized by the Nigeria Police Akwa Ibom State Command in conjunction with the Akwa Ibom Sexual Assault Referral Center, Akwa Ibom Judiciary and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko, on his part noted that out of 113 cult related cases in the state, the police has secured 49 convictions while the rest are pending in court. He attributed the peace in the state to the police effort in reducing crime.
Culled: Daily Trust