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Congestion in police cells: Adamawa Meeting pushes for reopening of courts

The Adamawa State Home of Meeting is pushing for reopening of courts to strive rising variety of suspects and consequent congestion in police cells throughout the state.

The meeting on Monday handed a decision mandating its standing Committee on Judiciary and Justice to liaise with related authorities for reopening of court docket proceedings.

The state Police Commissioner, CP Olubenga Adeyanju, had stated in response to a query from newsmen whereas parading some suspects final week that suspects who ought to usually be arraigned in court docket needed to be saved in police cells as courts weren’t in session.

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The Adamawa Home of Meeting decision on Monday adopted a movement of matter of pressing public significance raised on the ground of the Home by the member representing Verre Constituency, Hon Abdullahi Umar Yapak.

Yapak stated following current assaults by the infamous Shila cult group particularly across the state capital and its environs, police stations are congested as courts, which ought to prosecute suspects have remained closed following the COVID19 outbreak.

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He prayed the Home to order the fast resumption of court docket proceedings for justice to take its course.

Contributing to debate, the member representing Demsa Constituency, Kate Raymond Mamuno and her Shelleng Constituency counterpart, Abbakar Isa recommended Yapak for elevating the movement.

The Deputy Speaker, Pwamwakeno Mackondo of Numan Constituency who presided over the Monday resumed plenary, directed the clerk of the Meeting to speak the Home decision to related authorities for needed motion.

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