Ekweremadu Wants Special Courts For Corruption Cases Established


Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday called for the establishment of Special Anti-Corruption Courts to reduce the burden on regular courts.

He also said the establishment of Special Anti-Corruption Courts would assist to fast-track trial of corruption cases in the country.

Ekweremadu made the call in his office, while playing host to a team from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), led by its National Assembly Liason Officer, Suleiman Bakari.

Ekweremadu who was also decorated by the EFCC on the occasion, as Anti-Corruption Ambassador said “setting up special courts, was one of the surest ways to help the fight against corruption, as it would ensure speedy adjudication of corruption cases.”

“I have been an advocate of special courts for the trial of corruption cases and I believe that other countries, who have enacted laws establishing such, are not fools because there are benefits to be derived there from. The idea is to expedite trial to make sure that those who are involved in corruption matters will have their day in court,” a statement issued by the Special Adviser, Media to Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukw, quoted him to have said.

“When we have special courts, just as we have the National Industrial Court, such courts will do better than they are doing now.

“The establishment of special courts is not just something that will be done by an Act of the National Assembly. We have to amend the constitution to bring it about under section 6, for the purpose of trying corruption cases.”