Opeyemi Balogun & Rotimi Odofin
In its avowed determination to ensure that Kogi People have access to justice, equity and fairness, the administration of Gov Yahaya Bello engaged 150 lawyers to boost the hintherto Ministry of Justice workforce base of 48 lawyers.
The Director General, Kogi State Office of The Public Defender and Citizens Rights Commission, Barrister Abdullahi Zakari disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the commissioner for Information, honourable Kingsley Fanwo in his office earlier today.
Barrister Zakari who recalled that governor Yahaya Bello had established the commission 3rd June 2019 says,the mandate of the commission is to provide legal aids and assistance to persons who lack the capacity to hire the services of a lawyer.
It is against this back drop that Kogi state Government employs not less than 198 lawyers to render quick justice to victims of brutalities.
Hon Fanwo who expressed worries on the spate of brutalities of law enforcement agencies says, government will continue to ensure that indigents are free from all forms of brutalities adding that, it would also fish out bad eggs and punish them in accordance to the law of the land.
Rotimi Odofin/ Yaemi Balogun
Ministry of information