Lagos to discontinue 566 cases being prosecuted by police

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According to a issued on Wednesday, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), having critically examined the committee’ first phase review and recommendation, has instructed the Directorate of Prosecutions (DPP) to immediately file a notice of discontinuance in respect of 566 non-active cases, at the registry of the State High Court and Magistrate Court.

He has further directed the immediate commencement of the second phase of the exercise.

The signed by Director, Affairs, Kayode Oyekanmi, recalled that the Committee on Decongestion of Non Criminal cases was inaugurated on February 21 to review the recommendation of the Fola Arthur-Worrey led Advisory Committee on Police Prosecutorial in Magistrate Courts.

The Arthur-Worrey led Committee in communique, recommended that the state government should review the role of Lay Police prosecutors in the criminal system of State.