Our Executive Director/Founder – Mr. Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem had the honour of speaking at the Panel Session closing the Pro Bono week in Lagos last Friday. He discussed on the need for the implementation of Section 12(4)- (8) of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act 2019 as well as the need to embrace non-custodial measures provided in the Act to solve the endemic overcrowding bedeviling our Correctional Facilities.
He also highlighted some reasons why Defence lawyers are not embracing Plea Bargain for their clients and how to resolve it. On the Panel was the A.G of Lagos, A.G of Ogun, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Unilag, and Professor of Criminal Law, Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa.
The session was moderated by Sola Soyele of Channels TV. He also charged key members of the audience which included the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President and Former A.G of Lagos, Mr. Ade Ipaye to ensure they see to the full implementation of key provisions of the NSCA.