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Federal Justice Ministry Frustrating Anti-Graft Fight, Says Falana

Friday 25 February 2022

Federal Justice Ministry Frustrating Anti-Graft Fight, Says Falana
Femi Falana

Popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has expressed that  the Federal Ministry of Justice had yet to prosecute a corruption case since 2015.

He added that the Ministry had deliberately ended many corruption cases in the court by filing an application called Nolle Prosequi, which means the government is not willing to prosecute them anymore.

He spoke at the HEDA Resource Centers anti-corruption situation room titled ‘State of Anti-corruption in Nigeria: Assessment of 2021 and Agenda for 2022’ on Thursday.

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Falana said, “The ministry of justice has not prosecuted one corruption case since 2015. The president must be told this. On the contrary, some of the cases are deliberately destroyed by the ministry through what they call prosecution Nolle Prosequi.

“That is if somebody has stolen N20B an application would be filled in the court by the Attorney General saying we are not willing to prosecute. The use of this must stop if we want to fight corruption, let everyone be taken to court and convince the court that he has no case to answer.“

Falana also stated that without the passage of all pending anti-corruption bills at the national assembly the government would not be taken seriously with its fight against corruption.

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via: Information Nigeria

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