LET SPECIAL COURTS TRY CORRUPTION CASES – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association has reiterated the need to establish special courts to try corruption cases in the country.

This came to the fore at an occasion to marks the International Anti- corruption Day in Abuja

Addressing journalists , Chairman of the NBA Anti- corruption Commission, Dr Theo Osanakpo pointed that corruption is a problem that must be eradicated to ensure improvement in the country’s economy.

Osanakpo stated that although there is no provision for such courts in the Constitution, the law can be amended to accommodate them in order to deal with corruption without compromise to the rule of law.

He however highlighted ongoing initiatives by the association to tackle corruption while calling on the government to strengthen its efforts in the fight to wipe out the menace from the system.

On his part, the NBA General Secretary, Afam Osigwe commented on the recent public debate to merge antigraft agencies in the country.

Osigwe argued that the number of Anti- corruption agencies amount to duplication of responsibilities, adding that they could function more efficiently if merged as a unit in the Nigerian Police Force.

He further explained ways to rid the Judiciary from corruption in order to build more public confidence on the system.

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