Legal Aid Council Offer Deltans Free Legal Services
Deltans especially the less privileged who cannot afford the services of a lawyer, have been told to take advantage of the services provided by the Legal Aid Council to handle litigations against them.
The Zonal Director South-South of the Legal Aid Council, Barrister Clement Ewulum stated this when he led staff of the Council on a sensitization awareness campaign along major streets and markets in Asaba and Ibusa.
Barrister Ewulum said that the Legal Aid Council is a body set up by the Federal Government to offer free Legal services to people charged with offences under the criminal code as well as solicit for compensation for victims of both domestic and industrial accidents.
He said the awareness campaign was aimed at informing Deltans of the presence of the Council in the State and enlighten them on how to engage the services of lawyers in the Council free of charge.
The State Director, Legal Aid Barrister Bernard Onokohwemu, said his team of lawyers has so far handled more than five hundred cases since he took over as the Director.
He said the Council in the State is faced with logistic challenges which have made their work stressful. He appealed to the State Government to provide the necessary funding that will enable the Council realize its objectives as well as ensure effective service delivery to the people.