*Begins prison decongestion exercise
Chief Judge Kogi state, Hon Justice Nasiru Ajanah, had promised to synergise with the Nigerian Police in ridding the state of criminality.
Justice Ajanah made this known when the state Commissioner for police, Wilson Inalegwu paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Lokoja.
Ajanah revealed that the annual decongestion of prisons exercise will last for two weeks will begin on the 20th March 2017.
The chief Judge commended the Inspector General of police (IGP) for the deployment of a new Commissioner of Police to the state. He decried the high rate of insecurity presently rocking Kogi state.
Ajanah urged the new Commissioner for police, Wilson Inalegwu, to put in his wealth of experience gathered in the FCT and Ekiti in addressing the current situation in Kogi assuring him of maximum support.
On the annual decongestion of prisons, the chief Judge said only criminal cases will be considered in order to have quick administration of justice.
Earlier, the Commissioner for police, Wilson Inalegwu, appealed for quick dispensation of justice by the judiciary adding that principal stakeholders will be carried along.
Inalegwu noted that the police is ready to provide security for judges handling high profile cases in the state.
He added that the force cannot protect the lives and properties of the people without the third tier of government working well and effectively.