The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice today Friday, 22nd November 2019 publishes a victims’ charter.
The Attorney-General and Honourable Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda made this known in a statement on his Twitter handle.
According to him, the Victims’ Charter is in furtherance of Mr. Governor’s directive that “the Ministry of Justice should take urgent and practical steps in response to the concerns of our people, that the criminal justice system is only focused on the offender, largely to the detriment of victims of crime.”
The Attorney-General further affirmed that the Victims’ Charter is a statement of commitment by the Ministry of Justice to ensure that victims of crime do not suffer secondary victimisation, as a result of processes and systems.
Fapohunda said that the Ministry of Justice under his watch will place the interest of victims of crime at the center of its prosecutorial policy.