In a bid to decongest the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in the State as well as improving service delivery, Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda has met with officials of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ekiti State Command.
The meeting which discussed non-custodial service was held at the Attorney General’s office, Ekiti State Ministry of Justice, Ado Ekiti. Speaking at the meeting, Fapohunda explained that non-custodial is a means of separating capital offenders from minor offenders at Correctional Centres.
He emphasized that the non-custodial service will be responsible for the administration of non-custodial measures like community service, probation, parole, restorative justice measures and such other measures as a court of competent jurisdiction may order. He enjoined the officials of Nigerian Correctional service, Ekiti State Command to come up with necessary framework for the actualisation of Nigerian Correctional Service Act as regards non-custodial service.
Responding, the Correctional Service officials led by the Deputy Controller Non Custodial Service, Ekiti State Headquarters thanked the Honourable Attorney General for the meeting and promised to come up with the framework as requested by him.
Also present at meeting are: The Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Mr. LB Ojo and Director, Public Prosecution, Mr. Julius Ajibare.