Anambra Builds Family Courts, Improves Juvenile Justice System 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

The Anambra State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Uju Nwogu, has said that the state government is improving on its juvenile justice delivery system to make it more structured.

She also said the state government was currently working on three family courts that would handle juveniles and that the correctional facility for young offenders government was proposing through ROLAC programme of the British Council would be in place in no distant time.

Nwogu who spoke to journalists at the government house Awka on Tuesday shortly after the executive council meeting of the state government, noted that already government had presented two sites for the juvenile correctional centre for consideration by the British Council.

She however maintained that such a facility when in place would ensure that justice to the juveniles would be greatly improved upon and that Anambra state would be better off too.

The commissioner further noted that the state was doing well in terms of delivering court decisions. She emphasized that there was relatively speedy dispensation of justice in Anambra state.

The State Attorney-General told journalists that the state has launched what she called E-Case Management System instituted in the ministry of justice. She said the initiative would facilitate speedy dispensation of justice.

On the condition of prison cells in Anambra state, the commissioner observed that the new controller of prisons kept the cells neat and that the inmates were well taken care of by the prison authorities.

She made case for more structures to enable inmates to have enough space to relax as well as reduce congestions in the prisons even as she noted that there was a reform within the prison yards in Anambra state as inmates were equipped with requisite vocational cum entrepreneurial skills they could depend on for livelihood when they serve out their prison terms.

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