Ministry of Justice reacts to JusticeForJunior
The Ministry of Justice, Lagos State has reacted to the hash tag, #JusticeForJunior.
The tag began few days ago over the wrongful arrest of a boy who has been awaiting trial for 6 years now and counting.
In addition to the reaction of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Human rights activist Segalink has given full detail of the story.
The Ministry wrote,
"Our attention has been drawn to the above post and deemed it necessary to state the correct position and status of this case.
The Defendant is charged alongside 4 others for the offence of Conspiracy to commit Robbery and Armed Robbery.
The matter is being prosecuted by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and trial ongoing at the High Court.
Contrary to the claim, the Defendant has at all material time in these proceedings been represented by a lawyer and has been present in Court,
The last adjourned date being February 2020. The matter was adjourned for the continuation of the trial.
We assure the public of our commitment to serving the people of Lagos State and promoting access to justice."
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