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Nimba Public Defender detests jurors’ selection process

Nimba County Public Defender expresses disappointment over jurors’ selection process in the county.Cllr. Robertson P. Mahn laments that those involved with jurors management are bringing onboard students, who are making the work difficult.

Speaking Tuesday, 13 November during the opening of the November term of Court in Sanniquellie, Nimba County, he says most of the jurors are students, who are yet to understand their roles in court and how to bring judgment.

Counselor Mahn notes that students lack the ability to follow the law in determining who is saying the truth, which will enable them to give ruling in cases.

He stresses the need to follow the law by inviting appropriate agencies to appear so that they can be able to render sound judgment in court.

For his part, the Presiding Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, calls on magistrates in the county to act in ways that will give confidence to those seeking justice.

Judge Yarmie Qua-qua Gbeisaye specifically calls on law enforcement officers to behave in ways that will create confidence in the justice system.

He says magistrates should not only depend on court operations to sustain themselves, but get involved in agriculture and other productive ventures that will enable them to feed their family.

By Thomas Domah/Nimba–Editing by Jonathan Browne


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