NSCDC trains officers on prosecution procedures in zamfara

By Suleman Tudu

The Zamfara state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) organized a 1-day capacity building training on prosecution procedures.

The training which took place on Friday in Gusau was facilitated by the resource persons from the Zamfara state ministry of justice was attended by state commandant, Sani Mustapha; deputy commandants and divisional officers across the 14 local governments of Zamfara state.

Commandant Sani Mustapha

In his opening remarks, the state Commandant, Sani Mustapha says the training is inline with the administrative mission of the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi to reposition and reinvigorate the Corps inline with the international best practices which he is bound to emulate.

“The need for professionalism and efficacious prosecution of suspects for an effective service delivery has necessitated this training and retraining for the officers and men of the Corps in the state (Zamfara) command,” the Commandant said.

“Zamfara state command under my stewardship should therefore be able to carry out any form of prosecution without any phobia. Hence, this training program is consciously packaged to rebrand and refurbish our legal justice system in the Corps in Zamfara state for optimal result and effectual service,” he added.

While delivering his paper titled, “highlights on investigation prosecution of criminal cases,” the Director Public Prosecution, Zamfara state ministry of justice, Abdul Ahmad, Esq says the success of investigation from law enforcement agencies is critical in criminal prosecution.

“The success of every prosecution depends on the quality of the investigation from officers.  If investigators conducted a good investigation, it will be easier for prosecution; otherwise, the suspect will be set free.”

Other presenters during the training include Barr Sirajo Abdullahi who delivered a paper on “search and arrests” and; Muhammad Aminu Esq who delivered a paper titled “Fundamental Human Rights.”

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