The Borno state government today announced that it has set up a virtual court room. The chief judge of the high court of Borno, said the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the development, but assured the public that the state would continue to take advantage of available technologies even after the pandemic.
“Our aim has never been just because of COVID-19. Even under normal circumstances, there is no need to delay cases because someone needs to appear in court to open his mouth to talk. That he can do from anywhere in the world,” . “Now that COVID-19 has brought that reality, we are hopeful that these changes will now come fast and we will show you more than we can do. We can end up making it a rule even.”
Using the virtual courtroom, Fadawa Umaru, a judge of the state high court, delivered judgment in a case between the state and Ali Mohammed. The defendant was discharged and acquitted having been found not guilty of culpable murder.
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