Ahamba: SANs facing criminal charges can’t be interdicted

In this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN) speaks on snail speed justice system, corruption, judges’ welfare, apex court, SAN title and sundry issues   Would you see many high profile corruption cases being lost in court by the federal government as judicial conspiracy? My position on this issue is that if the court frees an accused person, it means the prosecution has not provided substantial evidence. The court cannot go beyond the evidence at its disposal. The mere fact that someone was caught with an amount of…

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Discordant tunes over police prosecutorial power

  Should the police be stripped of power to prosecute criminal cases? Lawyers say no, yes. FOLUSO OGUNMODEDE reports     The power by the police to prosecute criminal cases in various courts of the federation was again thrown into the front burner at the weekend following a passionate request by the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro. Umukoro said that it was time the police be stripped of its powers to prosecute criminal cases. He was not alone. He was echoed by some Senior Advocates of Nigeria,…

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Banks, EFCC and anti-money laundering law

The primary aim of every business organization is to maximize shareholders value through an increase in profitability. This core business objective is often in conflict with the need to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations that govern business operations. Often, whenever there is a conflict between the core business objectives (profit) and the need to comply with certain regulations or law such conflict is often resolved in favour of the business unit by the alter ego of the entities. In other words, the interest of the business is rated…

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Senate’s role in Magu’s confirmation sacrosanct – NBA chief

The Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) Welfare Secretary, Mr. Adesina Adegbite, has said that the role of the Senate in the confirmation of any nominee by President Muhammadu Buhari for the chairmanship position of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cannot be dispensed with. Adegbite, who bared his mind over the weekend while speaking at the commissioning of a water project donated by the Rotary Club of Ogba, District 9110, for the benefit of Aguda-Ogba community, said Magu’s confirmation or any other nominees by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the…

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Fawehinmi: Why Senate can’t compel FG to sack Magu

Mohammed Fawehinmi, scion of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi law dynasty in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on the Senate, Presidency’s face-off, rejection of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, former Adamawa state’s governor, Bala Ngilari’s post-conviction bail, democratization of SAN award and sundry issues     There seems to be a crack in the Senate, Presidency relationship over the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s rejection as the agency’s czar by the Senate. What does this portend…

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