Stakeholders in the Judiciary are enjoined to be players in the administration of Criminal Justice Law in Enugu State to fast track justice delivery. The Director of Carmelite Prisoners Interest Organization, CAPIO, the Rev. Father Ambrose Ekereoku made this known during the formal presentation of the law and training for Judges and Magistrates in Enugu.
The Reverend Father Ekereoku noted that the delay in the implementation of the law was caused by lack of funds by the State Government. He stated that Police officers in one hundred and fifty police stations in the State would be trained within three years of administration of the law, while the media, traditional rulers and members of the public would also be sensitized on the provisions of the law.
The facilitator of the Enugu State Justice Reform Team, Chief Justina Offiah, SAN, emphasized the need for training of lawyers on the administration of the Criminal Justice Law to clear technicalities and make them familiar with the law. The Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Priscillia Emehelu represented by Justice Afam Nwaobodo of the State High Court said the law would bring about changes and improvement in the area of Criminal Justice. Ten thousand copies of the administration of Criminal Justice Law book had been produced and would be distributed to lawyers in the State.