Presidential panel member seeks revolution in Judiciary

A criminologist, Professor Femi Odekunle, has called for a revolution in the Nigerian Judiciary to successfully execute the ongoing war against corruption.

Ordinary reform, according to him is inadequate to reposition the Judiciary to effectively carry out its constitutional responsibilities.

Odekunle, who is a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, endorsed the recent clampdown on some justices of the Supreme Court and judges of Federal High Court, for alleged corruption.

The criminologist speaking on a Rockcity FM programme, “Daybreak Show” said the raid conducted by Department of Security Service (DSS) on some of the judges had shown that some of the judges are corrupt, while also explaining that corruption is not restricted to stealing of funds.

National Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Barrister Chima Ubani, who also spoke on how the judiciary fares in the outgoing year, worried about the slow dispensation of justice in the country.

Ubani speaking on the programme, believes the judiciary still has a lot of work to do, to regain the confidence of the public in the anti-corruption fight, because 90 percent of the battle will be fought or lost in courts.

The NBA Vice President said that the NBA under the new leadership is going tough on lawyers who engage in unethical practices.

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