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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has welcomed the directive issued to heads of divisions of courts by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to establish special anti-corruption courts across the country.
Justice Onnoghen had announced the creation of special court for corruption cases on Monday at the special session of the Supreme Court where 29 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) were admitted to the inner bar.
The Commission described the development as a right step in the right direction, with the potentials of curtailing the unnecessary delays in the prosecution of corruption cases.
EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, applauded the initiative in a statement on Wednesday.
He said: “I am hopeful the innovation would strengthen the fight against economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.
“The spate of frivolous and unwarranted adjournments at the instances of the defence for the purpose of stalling proceedings is over. With special courts, cases stand great chances of being disposed of quickly.
“We had clamoured for the creation of special or dedicated courts for over six years; so, the action of the CJN is commendable.”

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