A non-governmental organisation in Nigeria, Lawyers Alert has released a report on petty offence violations in the country, revealing deep societal challenges and the need for reforms.
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This demand becomes necessary against the backdrop of increasing cases of negative human rights abuses in the country, hinged upon petty offences.
Data on human rights abuse associated with petty offences in Nigeria covering the period October 2019 to March 2020 have been released by Lawyers Alert.
Lawyers in Nigeria have scaled up the push for the decriminalisation of petty offences in the country to curb unwarranted imprisonment of poor and indigent citizens over minor issues.
The President of Lawyers Alert Nigeria, Rommy Mom, has observed that criminalizing petty offences is an indication of inequality in justice delivery system in the country.
Civil Society Organizations and professional bodies in Nigeria have expressed worry at the rate poor and vulnerable Nigerians are facing the full wrath of the law over petty acts that constitute offences often committed due to poverty and hunger.