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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Buhari approves prosecution of retired and serving corrupt judges

The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that corrupt judges, both former and serving, will not escape from justice in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s resolve to fight corruption in the country.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this in his address as Special Guest at the launching of a report by Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) at Weston Hotels, Opebi Link Road, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday.

The report is titled: “Go Home and Sin no more: Corrupt Judges escaping from justice in Nigeria.”
Malami, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on White Collar Crimes, Abiodun Aikomo, said government would ensure that corrupt judges were prosecuted and their illegally acquired assets returned to the state.
He said, ”I can assure you that in line with the cardinal agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation will ensure that every appearance of corruption in judiciary is dealt with through criminal prosecution and forfeiture to the state of illegally acquired assets.”

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