Delta Justice Ministry Offers Free Legal Advice To Indigent

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Following their status in the society, the Delta State Ministry of Justice has created of a Special Unit called, the Public Advisory Services Unit to provide free information and Legal advice to members of the public particularly the oppressed, the poor and vulnerable persons who cannot afford the Services of private legal practitioner.

In a press statement from the Chambers of the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, said the laudable initiative which is first of its kind was part of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration which is committed to the protection of the rights of the people and ensuring that all Deltans and non-Deltans alike have free access to Justice and their fundamental rights to legal representation are well protected.

The statement obtained by HardReporters, further enjoined members of the public who are desirous of seeking legal advice and representation to take advantage of this Government initiative by visiting the Public Advisory Services Unit, Ministry of Justice Headquarters Office, Ibusa Road, Asaba or any of the Zonal Offices of the Ministry located at Warri, Effurun/Orerokpe, Ughelli, Sapele, Otu-Jeremi, Kwale, Ozoro, Agbor, Issele-Uku, Ogwashi-Uku and Asaba Zonal Office for free Legal Advice.

According to the Statement, desk officers have been assigned at the various locations to attend to members of the public and make referrals when necessary to the appropriate Departments including Mediation Centers of the Ministry as well as to private Lawyers partnering with the Ministry of Justice who has indicated interest to render probono services for prompt attention.

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