• EFCC goes hard on lawyers frustrating corruption cases

    EFCC goes hard on lawyers frustrating corruption cases

    The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Commission will no longer tolerate lawyers that frustrate the fight against corruption in any form.

    Magu said that those lawyers who are specialists in filing frivolous applications in court to derail justice should be prepared for a tougher ride.

    Speaking at a special lecture organised by the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) in Lagos with the theme ‘The role of Nigerian lawyers in the […]

  • Stop delaying corruption cases through technicalities – CJN tells lawyers

    Stop delaying corruption cases through technicalities – CJN tells lawyers

    The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, said legal practitioners should stop causing undue delay of corruption cases by technicalities.

    Mohammed said this on Wednesday in a paper delivered at a Roundtable organised by the Rule of Law Development Foundation in Abuja

    The speech was delivered on his behalf by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta.

    The discussion was entitled ` The Remit of Criminal Courts and the Role of Legal Practitioners in relation to Corruption Cases under the Existing Law.“

    The CJN said that […]

  • AGF to reopen Ibori, 30 former governors’ corruption cases

    AGF to reopen Ibori, 30 former governors’ corruption cases

    Fresh troubles may be ahead of some former governors as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abukakar Malami, is set to reopen corruption cases for which they were earlier investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.

    Sources in the ICPC confirmed on Monday that the commission had, last week, received a letter from the office of the AGF, giving the anti-graft agency a directive to that effect.

    Some of the ex-governors, according to […]

  • No more dismissal of corruption cases without trial – CJN

    No more dismissal of corruption cases without trial – CJN

     

    President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, and other stakeholders, on Monday jointly spoke against corruption and identified the roles of the judiciary and other institutions in the fight against the scourge in the country.

    Against this background, the CJN said the judiciary would no longer dismiss cases of corruption against high-profile persons without trial.

    The CJN said the judiciary had put a stop to giving verdicts that exonerated high-profile citizens accused of corruption without undergoing trial.

    Justice Mohammed […]