Magistrate Wants Detention Center
By D. Ignatius Roberts
ROBERTSPORT, Jan 15 (LINA) -The Magistrate of the Tienii Magisterial Court in Tewor Statutory district, Grand Cape Mount County, Jacob Rogers says the lack of vehicle and detention center is hampering the smooth functioning of the court.
He said due to the lack of these facilities, cases which should be transferred to the 5th Judicial Circuit Court in Robertsport, the provincial capital, are still lingering at the Magisterial Court.
Magistrate Rogers made the disclosure on Tuesday at his Tienii office in an interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA) correspondent in the county.
He said those found guilty of criminal offenses cannot go to jail for their crime due to lack of a prison compound or vehicle to transfer them to Robertsport.
Magistrate Rogers said at times criminals threaten the lives of the magistrate and court officials because there is no prison to confine them.
Meanwhile, according to Magistrate Rogers, four rape cases were brought before the court and later transferred to Robertsport for redress in 2013.
He said in 2013 crimes such as robbery, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct topped the docket of the court.