By Ademola Orunbon
In efforts to decongest prisons (now known as correctional centres in Nigeria), the Ogun State Chief of Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu says that she has mapped out measures that would give a new lease of life to those in detention and those already convicted and serving their terms.
Justice Dipeolu made this known at a stakeholders meeting, while formally introducing the bondsmen regulations and bondsmen licensing board in the state, held at Judiciary Complex, Kobape, Abeokuta.
She added that the bondsmen regulations were another set of important milestone in the state’s efforts to consolidate on the gains of the present administration at improving the judicial system for the benefit of the good people of the state
“This development is timely and is in line with our administration’s Seven Point Agenda on Repositioning the judicial system by decongesting the Correctional Service Centres across the state.
“You see, it is necessary to clarify who Bonds persons or Bonds agents are. A “bail bondsman”, “bail bondsperson”, “bail bond agent” or “bond dealer” is any person, agency or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a Defendant in court,” she stated.