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Delayed cases: Prosecutors, defence counsel react to NJC committee’s verdict

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu meets South East Senators in Abuja

The committee set up last year by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to monitor corruption cases recently submitted an interim report, indicting prosecutors majorly for delayed trial. In this reports by OLADIMEJI RAMON, prosecutors and defence counsel react to the verdict November last year, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, […] …

Metuh’s trial: The drama, the legal battle

Metuh’s trial: The drama, the legal battle

Ade Adeomoju, Abuja From the beginning, the ongoing trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, has been riddled with drama and sensationalism. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Metuh and his Destra Investments Limited on seven counts, including […] …

Lawyer sues Chief of Defence Intelligence over eviction threat

Lawyer sues Chief of Defence Intelligence over eviction threat

Oladimeji Ramon An Abuja-based lawyer, Oluchukwu Nnamuah, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to restrain the Chief of Defence Intelligence from ejecting him from his law office at Suit 5, Mammy Market, Lungi Barracks Shopping Complex, Maitama, Abuja. Nnamuah, who said he had been occupying the […] …

Lack of convictions doesn’t mean judiciary is corruption-free – Ojukwu

Lack of convictions doesn’t mean judiciary is corruption-free – Ojukwu

Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is the immediate past Deputy Director General and Head of Campus, Nigerian Law School, Enugu. In this interview with OLADIMEJI RAMON, he argues that education is a more potent weapon against corruption than prosecution   A recent survey you conducted suggested that bribery of judges or corruption […] …

Lagos CJ unveils sentencing guidelines for judges, magistrates

Lagos CJ unveils sentencing guidelines for judges, magistrates

Oladimeji Ramon The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, on Wednesday unveiled new sentencing guidelines for judges and magistrates in the state. She said the guidelines were to ensure uniformity of punishments imposed on convicts by all the judges and magistrates handling criminal cases in the state. She explained that the sentencing guidelines […] …

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