Buhari will jail corrupt judges – Minister of Justice

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Kazeem Ugbodaga
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that corrupt judges will go to jail as the government of President Muhammadu Buhari will actively promote and ensure that corrupt judges are prosecuted and their illegally acquired assets are returned to the State.
He said considering the pivotal role that they play in the administration of justice, it is important to ensure that Nigerian judges, like the proverbial Ceazer’s wife, are beyond reproach or even suspicion as gone are the days when corrupt judges escaped from Justice in Nigeria.
Malami made the commitment at the media launch today of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)’s latest report titled: Go home and sin no more: Corrupt judges escaping from justice in Nigeria. The report launched at Westown Hotels, Jummy Hall, Lagos highlights through case studies judicial corruption and the impunity of corrupt judges in the country.
Malami, who was the Special Guest at the launch was represented by his Senior Special Assistant (White Collar Crimes) Abiodun Aikomo said that, “I can assure you today that in line with the cardinal agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation shall ensure that every appearance of corruption in the Judiciary is dealt among other measures through criminal prosecution and forfeiture to the State of illegally acquired assets.”
According to Malami, “Acts of judicial impunity will also not be condoned, so that our judges can be judicially accountable at all times in a corruption-free judiciary which is both independent and impartial. All these, shall be achieved, (together with partners like SERAP), without violating the fundamental human rights of the persons involved, and in line with Rule of Law and international best practices. That …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper