297 rapes, armed robberies, other cases recorded in 10 months in Kano
Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf
Published By: Isa Isawade The Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Kano State Chapter, has said it received 297 criminal and civil cases from January to October in the state. The State Coordinator of the Council, Mr Muhammad Auwal-Kofa, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano.
He said that out of 297 cases, 207 were on criminal matters while 90 were civil cases.
According to him, the criminal cases are rape, armed robbery, homicide, theft and criminal breach of trust, while the civil cases are on land dispute, debt recovery, marriage and inheritance.
“Out of the 297 cases, 106 cases were completed, while 191 were still pending in court.
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“Our mandate is to ensure equality and justice for all Nigerians by providing effective free legal aid and assistance in a way that reflects basic constitutional ideals and goals of government to access justice,” Auwal-Kofa said.
He advised residents of the state who could not afford to pay for such legal services, to feel free and contact the council as its duty was giving voice to the voiceless.