Former Judge calls for establishment of special courts for financial crimes


court symbolA former High Court Judge, Justice Sylvester Ehiwarior has called for the establishment of special courts to handle financial crime cases in the country.

Ehiwarior made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Friday in Agbor, Delta.

He noted that the establishment of special courts would enhance the administration of justice in the country.

The former judge stressed that such courts would speedly dispense with such cases, thereby bringing about sanity in the system.

“The call for the creation of a separate courts to try corrupt individuals in the country is indeed a noble idea.

“This is so because the regular courts in the country have been overwhelmed with number of cases.

“Also, it is obvious that in regular courts cases are known to last even up to 10 years and above which is not good enough in the dispensation of justice.

“If separate courts are created with the mandate to look into these economic sabotage alone, that will be another plus for the administration of justice in this country,“he said.

He noted that that the antecedents of President Muhammadu Buhari would help to reduce corruption to the barest minimum in the country.

Ehiwarior called on the Federal Government to engage reputable retired judicial officers with good judicial track records to handle such courts, if established.

“There is also the need for the federal government to engage retired judicial officers who have no fear, but can give judgments without looking at the faces of either the government or important personalities,’’ he said



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