National Assembly refusal to pass bill for Special courts slowing down corruption trials – Falana 



A legal luminary Femi Falana , has said that the refusal of the National Assembly, to pass the bill on Special courts to try corruption cases submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, was causing delays in the handling of corruption cases in the country.


The legal practitioner noted that with the congested nature of the regular courts, corruption cases cannot be dispensed off speedily.


“President Buhari submitted a bill for the creation of special courts to try corruption cases to the national assembly in 2016, but that it was not passed.


“The refusal of federal legislators to pass the bill caused corruption cases to be delayed in courts which were already congested with other cases.

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“As part of anti-corruption policy of the Mohammadu Buhari administration, an executive bill for the establishment of a special court clothed with exclusive jurisdiction to try corruption cases was submitted to the National Assembly in 2016.


“The lawmakers have not deemed it fit to pass the crucial bill into law for reasons best known to them. Hence corruption cases have been subjected to inordinate delays in our courts which are congested with many other cases,” he stressed



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