The Lagos State Police Command has formulated ways to decongest its detention facilities amidst the elongated strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
This was according to the Police spokesman in the state, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who disclosed it on Tuesday. He said the decongestion was carried out in alliance with the office of the Chief Judge and Attorney-General of the state.
“The command had been managing the situation in collaboration with the office of the state chief judge.
“We work with the office of the CJ and Attorney-General of Lagos State to decongest our cells.
“The CJ has provided the services of some Magistrates and District Prosecutors to assess case files and grant bail to some suspects. So, we are collaborating with them in this regard,” Adejobi said.
However, he did not give the number of suspects that had been granted bail.
On April 6, JUSUN commenced an indefinite strike and directed its members to shut down all courts across the country, demanding financial autonomy to the Judiciary.