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Three men caught with 650g cannabis sentenced to 3 weeks community service in Bauchi



Three men caught with 650g cannabis sentenced to 3 weeks community service in Bauchi

As a part of efforts to boost the implementation of Non-Custodial measures in Bauchi State, the Non-Custodial Service Bauchi State Command is in receipt of three offenders sentenced to group service by the Federal Excessive Court docket, Bauchi.


The offenders, Dahiru Ibrahim, Gambo Abdullahi and Umar Rabiu had been discovered with hashish sativa weighing 150g, 200g and 300g respectively.



They had been sentenced to every day cleansing and sweeping of the premises of Bauchi Custodial Heart for the interval of three weeks.


Whereas Inspecting the offenders at their place of responsibility, the officer in control of the Non-Custodial Service Bauchi State Command, DCC Bala D. Kitsam, recommended the Federal Excessive Court docket for the sentence.



He known as on the Bauchi State authorities to expedite motion in the direction of domesticating the provisions of the Administration of prison Justice Act 2015 within the State for efficient take off of Non Custodial measures within the State.


He famous that when absolutely carried out, the Non-Custodial measures which embody Group Service, parole, probation and restorative justice, is not going to solely assist in decongesting the Custodial Facilities within the State, however the society may even profit immensely from the providers rendered by the offenders.


On their half, the offenders expressed satisfaction for sentencing them to non Custodial service which they stated is healthier than being sentenced to Custodial centre. They pledged to abide by the principles and shun crime after their discharge.

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This is among the few sentences the Non-Custodial Service is executing in Bauchi State since its inception in 2019 following the passage into legislation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act (2019).


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