Ondo Assembly passes Criminal Justice Bill to law
THE Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday passed the bill for administration of criminal justice into law and commended Governor Olusegun Mimiko by passing a vote of confidence on his numerous welfare programmes.
The bill was passed during a plenary session at the Ondo State House of Assembly in Akure, the capital city of the state.
The House, presided by the Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, passed the bill into law after submission of report by the House Committee on Judiciary, Anti-corruption and Public Petition.
The committee Chairman, Ogundeji lroju observed that the bill would ensure efficient management of criminal justice institutions, speedy dispensation of justice, and protection of the society from crime.
He maintained that the bill would, to a large extent, decongest the prisons since it encourages community service in lieu of imprisonment where the offence is a misdemeanour.