Thursday, November 10, 2011

Updated: At Last, Judges Get 6 Months To Conclude Corruption Trials

The Will
10 November 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, November 10, (THEWILL) – Corruption trials in Nigerian courts would no longer last more than 6 months according to a directive issued today by the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher.

Justice Musdapher issued the directive to judges handling such matters to ensure that they comply with the new directive, adding that if the prosecution counsel fails to proceed with its case within the same period then the presiding judge must throw out the suit.

He said the order became necessary as the judiciary has lately been seen to be encouraging corruption in the country.

Corruption has been described as Nigeria’s biggest obstacle to greatness.

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