Legal Aid Council Concludes 32 Cases in 2 months in Kano

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By Bosede Olufunmi

Kano – The Legal Council of Nigeria, Kano Office, on Friday said that it had successfully concluded 32 cases between September and October.

The State Coordinator of the organisation, Alhaji Mukhtar Labaran, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, disclosed that the cases comprised 21 criminal and 11 civil.

The Legal Council of was established assist indigent, who could not afford to pay for legal services.

The coordinator said that some of the civil cases were resolved out-of-court.

According him, most of the civil cases were related to default in payment of and retirement benefits, mostly by privately-owned companies and Pension Fund Administrators (PFA).

He said that cases bordered on land disputes, marriage issues and debt recovery.

“Some of the criminal cases handled include armed robbery, criminal breach of trust, homicide, rape and theft,” Labaran said.