Corruption won’t be tolerated –CJN
In his speech Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, assured the nation that corruption would not be tolerated and that due punishment would be meted out to corrupt individuals.
He commended the ongoing efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), under by Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
He said that corruption in Nigeria, as in other climes, is a complex phenomenon that could not be solved in isolation.
The CJN noted that corruption suppressed economic growth and undermined the sustainable management of the commonwealth.
“It also results in flagrant breaches of the fundamental human rights of citizens, undermines our collective security; aggravates poverty, while threatening the legitimacy of constitutional governance and democracy. “Perhaps above these, corruption blunts the sword of justice and engenders contempt for the rule of law, a fundamental principle of any civilized society. It is therefore important for us to be holistic in our submissions and pragmatic in our solutions,” he said.
Tackling corruption, according to him, is not easy, pointing out since the causes are complex, it has no single magical solution.
He said that the issue of undue delay by technicality, which hitherto plagued the criminal justice system, has also been addressed by the enactment of