August 21, 2018

Lagos Chief Justice launches sentencing guidelines (Guardian)

Lagos Chief Justice launches sentencing guidelines (Guardian)

To ensure uniformity in sentencing, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke has launched new sentencing guidelines.

The guidelines would serve as practice direction for magistrates and high court judges as part of justice sector reform.

The sentencing guideline was intended to ensure uniformity in sentence and fines imposed for certain offences by magistrates in particular and forestall prison congestion. While addressing the inaugural meeting of Justice Sector Reform Committee, the chief judge pointed out that the vision of the Lagos State Judiciary under the present administration is to make speedy dispensation of Justice a hallmark of the judiciary and to improve on its reputation as a pace setter. Read more

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