Women Can Now Serve as Surety in Gombe, Says FIDA
International Federation of Women Lawyers, Gombe Branch on Friday, hailed the state government over the Administration of Criminal Justice Law which allows women to stand as surety in bail applications.
According to the chairperson of FIDA, Elizabeth Okotie, this law enhances the rights and provides justice for Women and Children, adding that, prior to now, women can’t stand as surety in a criminal case in the state.
Okotie stated that this will help boost the sphere of influence, likewise the morale of an average Gombe woman.
“International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Gombe Branch, wishes to congratulate the government of Gombe State on the successful passing of Administration of Criminal Justice Law in the state which now forms part of the Canon of the state laws. This law enhances the rights and provides justice for women and children. One of the Novel provision of the law is women can now stand as surety in bail applications, which were hereto not possible,” Okotie said.
While anticipating the speedy passage of the child rights law in the state, Okotie revealed that the law has been in a stalemate since 2020.