By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The Ondo State House of Assembly has called for the review of some laws in order to ensure the decongestion of prisons in the state.
The House Committee on Judiciary made the call during an overnight function to the State High Court in Akure.
The Committee led by Mr Success Torhukerhijo observed that some suspects who are in correctional centres on minor offenses should not stay long with hardened criminals.
The Committee promised to continue to give legislative backings to the State Judiciary in order to ensure the advancement of Justice .
The Lawmakers equally called for more synergy between the arms of government in achieving better results.
According to them, Justice delivery is crucial to good governance , hence the need for all hands to be on deck.
The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Sir. Charles Titiloye who appreciated the Committee for the prompt oversight function, affirmed that there are some imbalances in the system that need to be reviewed.
While saying that the Olokuta Prison is long overdue to be overhauled which only the Federal government can do,he said that the amendment law being proposed on correctional centers will make the centres to be under the control of both States and Federal government.
The Commissioner posited that unlawful detention is another obstacle that needs to be tackled headlong.
He assured that more laws are coming on board in the state to further strengthen the system, calling for more robust relationship between arms of government.
Earlier, the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Williams Akintoroye who highlighted some challenges facing the State Judiciary, believed that the visit and robust discussion will go a long way in improving the system.
The CJ who informed that there is harmonious relationship in the State Judiciary, sought for the intervention of Lawmakers in accessing adequate funds in order to ensure effective service delivery.
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