Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service says it is working with the state’s Ministry of Justice to ensure that justice is served properly and expeditiously.
This was said by Nicholas Obiako, the state’s Controller of Corrections, during a courtesy call on Mellitus Eze, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, on Wednesday in Enugu.
Obiako, who is also the Commander of the NCoS Enugu State Command, has requested that the ministry and the command work together to decongest the state’s detention facilities.
“I am certain that stronger and closer collaboration among stakeholders and governmental actors in the criminal justice delivery system is essential for convicts to have fair and timely trials.”
“It is apparent that no single stakeholder or government player in the judicial system can function effectively on their own.” He stated, “We need each other to prosper.”
In response, Eze promised his ministry’s commitment to preserving the command’s current proximity in order to accomplish swift justice.
“I appreciate your visit and ask that you make it a regular one so that both establishments may work out bottlenecks that are slowing down the administration of justice.”
The commissioner stated, “Our tight working relationship will further lead to the decongestion of the three detention centers in the state.”