The Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, said it had treated 19 cases in Kano State within the last two months.
The state Coordinator of the Council, Alhaji Abubakar Umar,stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Kano on Monday.
Umar said that 17 of the cases were criminal matters, while the remaining two were civil cases.
Acording to him, the council during the period commpleted 17 criminal cases and one civil case,while others were still pending in court.
Umar, who, explained that some of the civil cases were resolved out-of-court, added that the council offered free legal service and advice to those who could not affored to pay for such services.
He said most of the civil cases were on non-payment of pension and retirement benefits, mostly by privately-owned companies and pension fund administrators.
Umar said others cases were on land disputes, marriage and debts recovery.
“However, some of the criminal cases were on armed robbery, criminal breach of trust, homicide, rape and theft,” he said.(NAN)