Date: January 18, 2021, 08:21:54 AM
Bauchi governor wants quick prosecutions for violent offenders to deter crime: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
The governor argued that the inability of the criminal justice system to bring perpetrators of crimes to book was discouraging, both to his administration and the people of the state.‘The private parts of a small girl were mercilessly amputated. Two months ago somebody killed his neighbour and severed his head,’ the governor said, citing recent crimes.The governor charged the police and judiciary to ensure that those who severely mutilated the private parts of a five-year-old girl for alleged ritual purpose in Jammare local government of the state are arrested and prosecuted.He said the delay in serving justice was the reason crimes were being perpetuated brazenly because suspects often get away scot-free.‘We will no longer tolerate crimes where perpetrators are easily given bail,’ he warned.‘Those kidnapping suspects must not be given bail. We are not happy with these instances of brazen crimes. Sometimes it has to do with our judicial officials,’ the governor observed.