Deployment of virtual court sitting technology in correctional facilities is aimed at ensuring speedy dispensation of justice and decongestion of custodial centres in the coountry. This was stated by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN), at the launch of a pilot-project for the deployment and use of virtual court sitting facilities at the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja.

Speedy dispensation of trials in line with section 36 subsection four of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), which provides that every person is entitled to a fair hearing within a reasonable time would be provided.

Acting-Director Administration of Criminal Justice and Reforms Department, Federal Ministry of Justice, Leticia Ayoola-Daniels, who doubles as Secretary of the Presidential Committee on Correctional Reforms and Decongestion, expressed hope that legal-jurisprudence would improve. Earlier in his address, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, noted that attacks on custodial centres were conducted by inmates awaiting trial for prosecution.

The virtual court sitting technology in Coreectional facilities was fully-funded by the United Nations Development Program with funds from the Japanese Government.

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