Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Inspector General of Police (IG) Kayode Egbetokun, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, and his counterpart in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf, have urged support for restorative justice principles in the country.

According to them, the effective integration of the principles of restorative justice into the existing justice administration system will effectively eliminate the inherent challenges in the county’s criminal justice system.

Fagbemi, Egbetokun, Tsoho and Yusuf spoke in Abuja yesterday during a ‘wider stakeholders’ review and validation session of the restorative justice documents – The Bill, The Policy, The Practice Direction and Training Manual’, organised by the Federal Ministry of Justice, with support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Fagbemi, represented by the Solicitor-General of the Federation (SGF) and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, stressed the need for relevant stakeholders within the country’s justice administration sector to suppress efforts to promote restorative justice in the country.

June 28, 2024

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