The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice is reviewing the Criminal Code Law of the state.

In a Notice made available to TheNigeriaLawyer (TNL), the ministry said the purpose of the review is to modernize the criminal law of the state in tune with the needs of those living in the state and values of the Nigerian constitution.

The ministry is, therefore, calling for comments from the public on some specific provisions of the draft and same is to reach them on or before the 10th of June, 2020

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1. The Government of Ekiti State has made the Justice Sector Reform a priority and has, on many occasions, emphasized the importance of reforming the Justice Sector. Achieving effective and efficient Criminal Justice Administration is a critical component in the thrust towards Ekiti State achieving sustainable reform of the Justice Sector.

2. It is within this context that the Ministry of Justice seeks to review the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012. The ultimate outcome of this initiative is a modernised Criminal Law that engenders trust, confidence and is in tune with the needs of those living in Ekiti State and the values in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (As Amended)

3. In furtherance of the Fayemi Administration’s commitment to open governance, all those living in Ekiti State, interested persons, professional associations and Justice Sector stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft Criminal Law of Ekiti State (See attached link)

4. The proposed Law affirms the need for fair and speedy prosecution of offenders, while at the same time responds to the needs of victims of crime, including vulnerable groups like women and children.

5. Comments should refer to specific provisions of the proposed Criminal Law, reasons for the suggested review, and proposed amendments.

6. This may be submitted electronically by Mail, Courier to or hand-delivered to the Registry of Ministry of Justice, Phase III, State Secretariat, Ado-Ekiti.

Deadline for the submission of comments is Wednesday, 10th June 2020 at midnight.

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Olalekan Suleman Esq.
Special Assistant to the Honourable Attorney-General on Public Education, Media and Communications.

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