Kano State Ministry of Justice has inaugurated a 16-member committee to ensure the introduction of a new Criminal Procedure bill to be approved by the State Executive Council.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Malam Ibrahim Muktar told newsmen on Sunday that the committee would effect a thorough review of the 40 year old Criminal Procedure Code, to expunge archaic clauses.
He said stakeholders and experts in the legal field had given their respective contributions to the introduction of the Criminal Procedure Bill.
Muktar said part of the contents of the bill, was to make it mandatory for lawyers to stop seeking stay of execution of Criminal trial in the name of appeal.
“Effecting such a stoppage will ensure speedy dispensation of justice without any legal impediment,“ the commissioner said.