AGF receives 8,000 criminal case files from police

  |   Nigeria News

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this at an international workshop to examine the role of the judiciary in the fight against corruption in Abuja on Monday.

Malami said that the Act which prohibits policemen who were non-lawyers from prosecuting criminal cases had placed the responsibilities on the Department of Public Prosecution in his ministry.

To ensure effective prosecution of the cases, he said the ministry deployed additional counsel to the prosecution department and developed their professional capacity to handle the cases in a timely and efficient manner.

He thanked the organisers of the workshop, saying that it would serve as catalyst for the synergy needed in effective prosecution of corruption cases.

The chief justice said that the bench was determined to ensure that corruption and economic sabotage cases were heard within the time stipulated by law and perpetrators brought to book.

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