LOKOJA – The Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah, has said that the maintenance of cordial relationship between the judiciary and police is key to effective justice delivery.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Lokoja, by the Chief Registrar of the Kogi High Court, Alhaji Yahaya Adamu.
According to the statement, the Chief Judge made the remark when the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Samuel Ogunjemilusi, paid him a courtesy call.
Ajanah described the prevailing security situation in the country as worrisome, adding that cordial relation between the judiciary and the force would create safe environment for the people.
Ajanah added that as the general elections draw nearer, security issues must be properly addressed in order to ensure free, fair and credible exercise.
According to him, a generally secured environment will instill confidence in administrators of justice to carry out their functions effectively, efficiently and above all, fearlessly.
The chief judge reiterated the need to resuscitate the moribund state Committee on Administration of Justice with the Chief Judge, Commissioner of Police and heads of other relevant agencies as members.
Responding, Ogunjemilusi said he had been briefed on the security challenges in the state and assured that he had mapped strategies to reduce crime in Kogi to the barest minimum.
On the forthcoming elections, the commissioner said he would deploy necessary strategies and manpower to ensure that lives and property were secured before, during and after the elections.
He also promised to ensure timely prosecution of cases to enhance justice delivery in the state.