Kano Gov Urges Security Agents to Uphold Human Rights
Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has called on law enforcement agencies to prioritize the protection of fundamental human rights while maintaining law and order in the state.
His message was conveyed on Friday through the Director-General of Special Services, Government House, AVM Ibrahim Umar, during the second edition of a one-day training workshop organized by the state police command in collaboration with the Kano branch of the Magistrate Association of Nigeria (MAN).
Governor Yusuf urged police officers and other security personnel participating in the capacity-building workshop to thoroughly grasp the nuances of the Administration of the Criminal Justice System Law (ACJL).
“The ACJL remains a crucial piece of legislation that aims to streamline and modernize the criminal justice system,” he stated.
“It places a strong emphasis on safeguarding the rights of both the accused and the victims, ensuring that justice is delivered in a timely and impartial manner.”
“The ACJL is a critical component that provides us with a legal framework to address these challenges for the effective administration of justice in Kano State,” he continued. “It is imperative for all stakeholders involved in the criminal justice process, including law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, to be well-versed in the provisions and implementation of the ACJL.”
Governor Yusuf lauded the second edition of the training workshop, recognizing it as a significant step forward in enhancing the capabilities and expertise of law enforcement agencies to fulfill their duties effectively and in accordance with the laws governing criminal justice in Kano State.
He encouraged the participants to seize the invaluable opportunity presented by the workshop to broaden their horizons, gain new perspectives, and seek solutions to the challenges they face in their respective roles.
Also addressing the workshop, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Usaini Gumel stated that the second phase of the capacity-building training will educate and sensitize police officers and other security agencies involved in investigations and prosecutions before a court of law on how to effectively implement the new Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
Commissioner Gumel reaffirmed the sanctity of human rights in law enforcement, emphasizing that a thorough understanding of this law is essential in ensuring that justice is not only served but is also seen to be served.