Thursday, April 19, 2012

MCEP on legal intervention and procedures and in environmental health litigation

The continuation of Mandatory Continuing Education Programme on 'legal intervention and procedures in environmental health' is holding now in Lafia at Ta'al Hotel. The programme was declared open by representatives of Emir of Lafia HRH {Dr} Mustapha Agwai.
The programme was based on the fact that Environmental Health Officers are lacking technical knowledge in environmental health litigation, hence, the need to equip them to deliver more, in their court cases.

Day 1

The topics discussed are: Overview & Objectives of Environmental health prosecution and court processes, by Barr [San] Adeyemi Rotimi

Sources of laws, rules & guidelines in Environmental health, by Chief Magistrate/Registrar Tunji Adeniyan

Application of rule of courts, wording of abatement notice, hearing notice & other notices, by Chief Magistrate/Registrar Tunji Adeniyan

Charges: Form & content Rules of drafting charges Amendment of charge Procedure after amendment Discuss sample charge drafting charges exercise by professor Yomi Dinakin

Day 2

Types, sitting and settings of courts, jurisdiction and composition of courts, by barrister S. O. Abilori

Instituting court proceeding and mode, by Barrister Tunde falodun

Processes of compelling accused person to attend court and constitutional safeguards to ensure fair trial of accused person, by Chief magistrate Ademola Enikuomehin

Court Trial: Mode of Address; presentation of case; Tendering evidence and plea: forms, effect of plea, by Chief magistrate Ademola Enikuomehin

Examination of witness[es], court judgement, validity and enforcement, by Magistrate A. Ikusika/barr [San] Adeyemi Rotimi

At the end of the training, a certificate was given to participants who had attended module 1 and 2 training, with the exception of those who have an outstanding module 1 or 2.

Also, another dimension was added to the training by conducting a written examination, where by a mark is awarded to the correct answers, which will be used in determining whether or not your license will be renewed.