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Delta: Mrakpor Advocates Community Service For Minor Offences



Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Delta State, Mr Peter Mrakpor

The State Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Mrakpor, has thrown his weight behind the clamour for community service sentencing as one of the panaceas for the decongestion of prison facilities in the country.

Mrakpor made the call when he received on a courtesy call in his office the Controller of Corrections, Delta State Command, Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Ovie Esezobor and member of State Correctional Service Committee for the establishment of Temporary Isolation Centres.

While acknowledging the enormous challenges faced by the erstwhile Prison Service now known as the Nigerian Correctional Service, the Delta State AG stated that the state government was mindful and circumspect in releasing inmates back to society in total respect to public opinion.

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Mrakpor however decried the attitude and unwillingness of some prosecution witnesses in coming forward to give evidence in court.

He disclosed that as part of measures to shorten trial period and decongest prison facilities, the Ministry will continue to carryout review of case files and canvassed for plea bargain and non-custodian sentencing for minor offences.


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