22 Feb, 2024
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57,134 legal services provided in Q1

…N57m recovered as claims for auto crash victims

Over 57,134 legal aid services were provided to Nigerians in the first quarter of 2022, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Tuesday.

The organization also recovered over N57 million as claims and compensation for victims of motor accidents and provided defense for 224 suspects arraigned before the Federal High Court for certain offenses.

The AGF stated this during the formal renaming of the Headquarters of the Legal Aid Council Building after the late Chief Chimezie Ikeazor.

While commending the gesture, Malami encouraged LAC’s management and staff to continue working hard to render legal services to Nigerians.

According to him, the council has also recovered over N57m as claims and compensation for victims of motor accidents and provided defense for 224 suspects arraigned before the Federal High Court for certain offenses.

Malami said, “I wish to seize this opportunity to encourage the management and staff of the Legal Aid Council to continue to work hard in rendering legal services to Nigerians, so that the sacrifices of the founding fathers such as Chief Ikeazor (SAN), would not be in vain.

“Indeed, the council’s success is only measured by the ability of impoverished Nigerians to access justice in an efficient, timely and effective manner.

“It is gratifying to note that since its establishment, the Legal Aid Council has never relented in the discharge of its statutory responsibilities. As of the second quarter of this year alone, the Council the establishment of which was led by Chief Chimezie Ikeazor (SAN), was able to process Legal Aid Services to 57,134 citizens, recovered over N57m as claims/compensation for victims of motor accidents and provided defense for 224 suspects arraigned before the Federal High Court for certain offenses.

“Similarly, the Special

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