Navy wants spe­cial court for sea crim­i­nals

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

The Nige­rian Navy yes­ter­day urged the federal govern­ment to es­tab­lish a spe­cial court for the speedy prose­cu­tion of sea crim­i­nals.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Ad­mi­ral Us­man Jib­rin, made the call in La­gos af­ter the in­au­gu­ra­tion of a pa­trol boat, NNS DO­RINA, do­nated to the Navy by the Nigeria Ports Author­ity (NPA).

Vice Ad­mi­ral Jib­rin said the jus­tice de­liv­ery sys­tem at the mo­ment al­lows the Navy pay for “lapses of or­ders”.

“The Navy is plead­ing with ap­pro­pri­ate au­thor­i­ties to en­sure that crim­i­nals ar­rested are timely and com­pletely pros­e­cuted. This will help tremen­dously to de­ter and re­duce sig­nif­i­cantly, the num­ber of mar­itime crimes.”

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