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Jail Break: Obaseki Assures FIDA Of Remand Home Security

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Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has expressed dismay with the
recent jailbreak at the Edo State Remand Home saying that the government
would set up a committee to look into the situation.

He disclosed this yesterday while receiving executive members of the
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Edo State Chapter at
The Government House in Benin City on a courtesy visit.
According to the governor, plans are underway to ensure the place is refurbished and adequately secured.
Governor Obaseki also appreciated the lawyers for the support they
had shown for his administration revealing that the inclusion of women
in his human resources development was necessary to effect his
administration’s policy to appoint women into key positions.
Meanwhile, he urged the group to collaborate with the government to improve the welfare of the people.
On the bill forwarded to the Edo State House of Assembly by the group
‘on violence against the vulnerable’, Mr Obaseki noted that his
would ensure the bill was given accelerated passage.
He, however, expressed his concern for equity and fair play in the
dispensation of justice, which was what led to the increment of over 600
percent in the budget estimate allocated to the judiciary for the 2017
fiscal year.
In her remark, the leader of the delegation, Mrs Edeko Maria
Omozele congratulated the governor on his purposeful leadership and
victory at the polls.
The Chairperson said FIDA had been involved in advocacy programmes as
well as handling cases of violence against women and children, rape and
child labour.
While intimating the governor on the significance of the
International Women’s Day Celebration coming up tomorrow, Mrs Omozele
briefed him on some of the federation’s challenges, which include lack
of befitting secretariat and the insecurity at the Edo State Remand
Home.

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