Corruption war: Nigerian lawyers reply President Buhari
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 21, 2016
Nigerian lawyers have tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment that the judiciary was frustrating the speedy determination of corruption cases. President Buhari on Monday said the judiciary was yet to perform its functions to the satisfaction of Nigerians in spite of the reforms brought about by the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
But reacting, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said the prosecution of criminal cases follows due processes and laid down procedures recognized by law before arriving at conviction. Besides, president of the NBA, Mr. Austin Alegeh (SAN) said an enabling environment must be put in place for judges to perform optimally in the discharge of their duties.