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Bar Association Condemns ACC’s Unlawful Action

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Bar Association Condemns ACC’s Unlawful Action


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He made this disclosure while speaking to AYV following their communiqué with the ACC in respect of the breach of the constitutional rights of the suspects.

Examination malpractices over the years have been seen as a tool that hinders the progress of any nation and undermines government efforts to promote socio-economic development of the nation. However, section 23 of the country’s constitution guarantees presumption of innocence until proven guilty which means that every individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of judicature.

According to Lawyer Jah, the mere fact that these people were paraded on the streets presupposes that they were already guilty.

The communiqué according to Mr. Jah was as a result of the outcry and wave of condemnations from the public including members of the Bar Association.

“We firstly decided to take the issue up with the Commission; and so we had an engagement with the Commissioner and his team to discuss the grievances and displeasure of our members,” he said.

He added that the Commission has promised that they will review their strategy of parading suspects in the streets and that they will always comply with legal regulations and other laws in the country.

He went on to say that their visit was based on their communiqué and for the Commission not to repeat this unfortunate action.

“Even though the ACC is using section 7 of their Act to defend what they did, it is no secret that the constitution of the country is supreme and should be followed through,” Lawyer Jah noted.

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