Workshop on Sections 306 and 396 of ACJA 2015 and Delay in corruption trials

On 9 December 2015, in celebrating international anti-corruption day, Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN and other eminent lawyers urged appellate courts in Nigeria not to entertain interlocutory appeals emanating from corruption cases in accordance with section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a workshop in Abuja on the Role of Judges in Combating Corruption.

Speakers at the workshop, which was organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) and the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption (PAAC), included Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); PACC chairman, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN); Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); CSLS President Prof Yemi Akinseye-George (SAN); and Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello. [more]

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