Judiciary must fight corruption, says Osinbajo

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Published on November 15, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said it was fundamental for the judiciary to fight corruption in order to protect its independence.

He said this at the 2016 Fellows Lecture and Conferment of Honourary Fellowship on him and three others by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), in Abuja.

According to him, the most potent threat against judicial independence is corruption.

Osinbajo wondered how a compromised judge could be fair and just if a litigant could buy justice.

“But, (and this is fundamental), it is to protect judicial independence that we must fight corruption’’, he said.

Osinbajo noted that judicial independence was spoken of sometimes as though it was a favour being done to the judiciary saying “no, it is not. It is not a favour or a privilege to…

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