The Legal Aid Board with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has on Tuesday 24 May 2022 commenced the second phase of 2018 Bail Regulation training for police investigators and prosecutors in five districts.
The training took place at Kamakwie District Council Hall, following the successful completion of the first phase in eight districts last year.
The event marks the beginning of the second phase of the project and is aimed at capacitating a total of 250 police investigators and prosecutors in five districts: Karene, Koinadugu, Falaba, Bombali and Bonthe districts.
The first phase which ended in July last year benefitted a total of 400 Police Investigators and Prosecutors, 50 from each of the eight districts visited: Moyamba, Bo, Kambia, Port Loko, Kono, Tonkolili, Pujehun and Kailahun.
The training is geared towards capacitating the police on the factors and guidelines they should consider when admitting, denying or opposing bail to suspects and accused persons in police stations and courts.
The move according to Legal Aid Board’s residence lawyer in the North, Counsel Ibrahim Samba Esq who also doubles as the facilitator is to “help ease some of the bottlenecks suspects or accused persons face when applying for bail in police stations and the courts”