Anambra builds family court for improve juvenile justice system


By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Anambra State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister 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.
Commissioner Nwogu who spoke to journalists at the Government House Awka shortly after the executive council meeting, noted that already government had presented two sites for the juvenile correctional centre for consideration by the British Council.
She however maintained that such facility when in place would ensure that justice to the juveniles would be greatly improved and that the state would be better off too.
The Commissioner further noted that the state was doing well in terms of delivering court decisions and emphasized that there was relatively speedy dispensation of justice in the state.
The Attorney-General told journalists that the state has launched what she called E-Case Management System instituted in the Ministry of Justice, stating that the initiative would facilitate speedy dispensation of justice.
On the condition of prison in the state, made a case for more structures to enable inmates have enough space as well as reduce congestion.

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