The government of Delta State has reaffirmed its commitment to requiring all counsel to undergo training and retraining in order to ensure that they are thoroughly familiar with the requirements of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, (ACJL), 2022.
Mr. Omamuzo Erebe, the Ministry of Justice’s Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, made this announcement in Warri on the first day of a two-day capacity building workshop for attorneys in the Delta South and Central regions.
He explained that the ministry placed a premium on the ongoing education of its workers and that the major goal of the workshop was to increase the knowledge of the requirements of the law among state lawyers.
He claims the law has a number of novel provisions meant to streamline the operation of the state’s penal system.
Mr. Peter Dabry, Zonal Head of the Ministry’s Ughelli Zonal Office, and Mr. Harward Edevbie, Zonal Head of the Ministry’s Sapele Zonal Office, were among the attendees who spoke highly of the workshop’s impact on their understanding of the legislation.
Members of the group also expressed gratitude to the ministry for its support of reforms and new approaches to the administration of justice in the state.
Mr. Erebe, Mr. Ernest Edomwonyi, Director in the Department of Public Defender; Mr. Anthony Orhorhoro, Director in the Department of Public Prosecution; and Mr. Jonah Otite, Head of Chambers in the Office of the Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, were all present at the workshop as resource persons.