Akeredolu calls for training, retraining  of prosecuting officers

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The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has called for  the need to train and retrain prosecuting officers handling cases in the country in order to ensure cases see the light of the day.

Akeredolu made the call yesterday at the Maiden Public Lecture of Ajayi Crowther University Oyo, Oyo State with the lecture titled, "Criminal Adjudication and the Challenge of Justice"

The lecture was delivered by the former Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Akin Olujimi

The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, said investigation into cases in the country has to be improved through the training and retraining of prosecuting officers among others.

He pointed out that the government should do more in this regard so that the criminal and prosecuting cases by the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti graft agencies see the light of the day.

According to him" investigation in Nigeria , government has to improve on the training of prosecuting officers on cases"

In his lecture, a former Attorney General of the  Federation (AGF), Chief Akin Olujimi, called on the National Assembly to enact a law for the compensation of those who were  wrongly sentenced or convicted by the court of law in the country.

"Those of us who are lawyers in the conduct of things are aware many are wrongly convicted in the process of prosecuting and  later discovered the convicted persons are not guilty.

"I call on the lawmakers at the National Assembly to enact a law that will compensate anybody who is  wrongly sentenced or convicted.

"The convicted persons need to be compensated for the wrong conviction and time spent in the prison".

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