BY SHITTA SOFIYAT
The police in Lagos have devised means to decongest its cells amidst the prolonged strike by the judicial staff union of Nigeria.
Police spokesman in the state, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, told the news agency of Nigeria today that the decongestion was carried out in collaboration with the office of the chief judge and attorney-general of the state.
Nan reports that judicial staff union of Nigeria on April 6 directed its members to shut down all courts across the country, demanding the implementation of law granting financial autonomy to the judiciary.
Meanwhile on May 23, president Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the executive order to grant financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary across the 36 states of the country.
The order also mandates the accountant-general of the federation to deduct from source amount due to state legislatures and judiciaries from the monthly allocation to each state for states that refuse to grant such autonomy.
SOURCE- THE NATION