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Falana Advocates Establishment Of Special Court For Corruption Cases

Posted: Apr 1, 2016 at 5:58 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Mr Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights activist, has called for the creation of a special anti-corruption court to aid speedy dispensation of justice in economic and financial cases in the country.
Falana made call on Thursday at a Round discussion on “Winning the War Against Corruption” organised by the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Lagos.
He said that the anti-corruption battle could not be won through the regular courts.
“Right now, the regular courts are subjecting corruption and drug related cases to frivolous adjournments instead of hearing them day by day as stipulated by the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
“As if that is not enough, the suspects are being granted bail in their own recognition or other ridiculously liberal terms by trial judges notwithstanding the gravity of the offences allegedly committed by them.
“Some other judges are granting interlocutory or perpetual injunctions to restrain the anti-graft agencies and the police from arresting, investigating and prosecuting exposed persons,” he said.