Chief Magistrates In Rivers Relocate To Correctional Centre To Hear Cases

Chief Magistrates In Rivers Relocate To Correctional Centre To Hear Cases

By Wires Editor | The Trent on September 3, 2021
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Three Chief Magistrates of the Rivers State Judiciary have relocated to the Nigerian Maximum Correctional Center in Port Harcourt to sit and hear cases of inmates who are at the custodial center for minor offenses.

Chief Magistrates, Menenen Poromon, Victor Nweke, and Rosemary Ibanibo are to consider those who have been awaiting trial longer than the original time they are expected to serve for the crime committed.

The move is in compliance with the directive by the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Simeon Amadi, which he gave during the goal delivery at the Nigerian Maximum Correctional Center, Port Harcourt, on 19 August.

A statement by the acting Chief Registrar of Rivers State Judiciary, David Ihua-Maduenyi, said the exercise which is expected to end on the 9th of September, 2021 is part of effort to decongest correctional facilities in the state.

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