Justice ministry says it has taken over 8,000 cases from the police force for effective prosecution.
Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, who made this known in Port Harcourt at the ongoing annual general meeting of the Nigeria Bar Association, said his ministry was empowered by section six of the administration of criminal justice act 2015 to do so.
He said office stopped the police from prosecuting cases, because they are not trained lawyers.
The Attorney General of the Federation also expressed concern over the rising cases of conflicting judgements by courts of equal jurisdiction in the country.
Malami who regards the situation as undermining the confidence of Nigerians in the judicial process, and asked judges to exercise powers in a manner that would protect the national interests.