Quarterly review of prisoners’ cases ensures swift dispensation of justice – Emir Farouk 11

The Emir of Katagum, Umar Farouk 11 has commended the Bauchi State Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu Umar for ensuring a routine quarterly review of cases of persons in various correctional centres across the state.

Farouk 11 explained that the review has not only sped up the dispensation of justice but also gone a long way in decongesting the custodial centres.

The Emir also noted that the routine visits to the centres by Justice Rabi Talatu Umar have kept the various court judges and magistrates on their toes and instilled discipline in their minds while keeping attention to their judicial responsibilities.

“Your ability to undertake such a routine quarterly cases review visits to the custodial centres and your taking of decisive actions in the judiciary has changed many things for the better”, the emir told the chief judge.

Farouk 11 similarly commended Governor Bala Mohammed for recently pardoning 153 awaiting trial inmates from various custodial centres in the state under the prerogative of mercy granted him by the constitution.

The Governor granted the prisoners freedom in commemoration of the country’s 62nd independence anniversary.

Meanwhile, Justice Rabi Umar explained that during the cases review visit, her team also supervises the duties of sharia court judges and magistrates with the intent to make corrections where necessary and equally release inmates who were unnecessarily kept awaiting trial without concrete reasons.

She said her visit to the palace was to pay homage to the Emir, being in Azare for official duties and to seek the prayers and blessings of the Royal father, as well as advice from the Emir in the conduct of her official duties.

Justice Rabi Talatu Umar had during the visits to the custodial centres warned the judges and magistrates to always be around her visit to the custodial centres to shed light on cases of awaiting trial persons and to help ease the review process.

During the visit, the Chief Judge released 21 awaiting trial persons, namely Ningi – 2 persons, Shira – one person, Jama’are – 2 persons, Azare – persons, Nabordo – 3 persons, Remand Home Bauchi – 2, and Bauchi Correctional Centre – 9 persons.

The nine released in Bauchi are Salmanu Rabi’u, Musa Yusuf, Rabi’u Abdullahi, Usman Babayo, Usman Abdullahi, Ahmed Alhaji Yusuf, Babangida Isah, Ahmed Rashidu Sani, and Nasiru Ahmed.

Justice Rabi Umar counselled the released persons to seek pardons from their parents and equally look for lawful things to earn a living, saying ‘Any father whose son is incarnated in the custodial centre is in jeopardy and any child who jeopardizes his parents would receive punishment from God”.

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