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The Ogun state Chief Judge, Hon Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu said the introduction of Bondsmen Regulation to our judiciary system is to decongest the correctional centers and effective delivery of Justice.
She made this known recently during a stakeholders meeting at the Judiciary Complex,Kobape Abeokuta.
Justice Dipeolu while inagurating the board members said,”the bondsmen regulations was another important milestone in the state’s efforts to consolidate on the gains of the present administration at improving the judicial system for the benefit of the good people of the state.”.
She also added that recent statistics from the last emergency jail delivery exercise, revealed that 80 percent of persons in custody across all Correctional Service Centres in the State were awaiting trial inmates.
“This development is timely and is in line with our administration’s Seven Point Agenda on Repositioning the judicial system by decongesting the Correctional Service Centres across the state.”
The Chief Judge explained that,”it is necessary to clarify who Bonds persons or Bonds agents are. A “bail bondsman”, “bail bondsperson”, “bail bond agent” or “bond dealer” is any person, agency or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a Defendant in court.”
She disclosed that registration of Bondsperson or agents was a catalyst for achieving the important objective of decongestion of Correctional Service Centres across the State.