Today, our legal team was present at the high court, Ikeja to represent a minor (female) who is standing trial for manslaughter.
This particular case has suffered unfortunate delays because the court has not sat as scheduled for more than three previous adjustments.
This case highlights a pressing issue that we believe demands urgent attention and we are doing our best to call the attention of the relevant authorities to this issue. The obvious delays experienced within the justice system pose severe challenges, not only for defendants but also for the victims and their families seeking closure. We firmly believe that swift and efficient judicial processes are essential for maintaining public trust and ensuring justice is served.
Moreover, this case underscores the critical need for more restorative interventions, especially in more serious offenses.
As an organization committed to holistic justice, we advocate for a system that not only focuses on punishment but also explores rehabilitation, healing, and reconciliation.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to protecting the rights of justice involved individuals, particularly minors, while striving for a fair and just legal system.
We urge you to stand with us in advocating for comprehensive legal reforms within the criminal justice system. By raising awareness and fostering dialogue, we can work together to create meaningful change and ensure that justice is accessible and swift for all.