Presidential Anti-Corruption Committee Working to Establish Special Crimes Court
Chairman of the presidential advisory committee on anti-corruption, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), on Thursday revealed that the committee was working on the establishment of a Special Crimes Court, to enhance the fight against corruption and related offences.
According to Vanguard, the anti-corruption committee chairman made the disclosure at the 2016 lecture and media award of the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents (NAJUC) with the theme: The Judiciary, Media, Anti graft agencies and the Fight Against Corruption
Prof Sagay said, “My committee has concluded the drawing up of the Special Crimes Act for judges who will be specifically selected to adjudicate special crimes such as financial crimes, kidnapping, cyber crimes and drugs.”
Sagay also said that the committee had made various reforms that would tremendously aid the speedy dispensation of justice in high profile corruption cases in the country.
According to him, “We have created a new manual for prosecution of financial cases which will give prosecutors a step by step process for prosecution. We have recommended that for effective prosecution, the prosecution should be made up of a team comprising of; an investigator, prosecutor and other lawyers.”
Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, who also spoke at the event, urged the judiciary to be more astute in the fight against corruption, so as to promote the justice system.
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