Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa has signed for the domestication of 2015 Criminal Justice System for the state.
Bindow made the signing on Monday at the Annual Memorial Lecture of the late Chief Justice of the State, Buba Ardo and the 2018 law week held in Yola.
The governor who was the Special Guest of honour signed two other laws.
They are: proceeds of Crime Law and Penal Code.
According to him, the three laws, are aimed at protecting the rights of citizens of the State.
” Proceeds of Crime Law, being the first of its kind in Nigeria, seeks to replace assets of the common man in the event of a criminal case.
“The second and third are the Penal Code and the Administration of Criminal Justice Law which again addresses the needs of the common man.
“And ensures that he or she is not detained arbitrarily but given a fair deal by the law,’ Bindow said.
He noted that his administration had enormous respects for rule of law without which all his projects executed on the landscape of Adamawa would not have been possible.
In his remark, Chief Justice of the state, Justice Ishaya Banu advised lawyers to take advantage of the new laws to advocate rights of the common man.
Banu, who was represented by Justice Nathan Musa commended the governor for singing ground breaking laws for the state.