Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has strongly opposed calls for the creation of special courts to accelerate hearing of corruption cases in the country.
He also decried the nation’s judicial system which allows for people accused of corrupt practices to file ridiculous court injunctions to delay and frustrate their trials.
While speaking today at the Pre-Ramadan Lecture organised by the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA), Nuhu Ribadu said what the nation requires to fight corruption to a standstill is the overhaul of the judiciary and not creation of special courts.
The former EFCC boss also noted that the nation’s leaders must show good example for the fight against corruption to succeed.
He expressed regrets that the National and state Assemblies have been found wanting in their oversight functions in ensuring corrupt officials are brought to book.
Earlier, the President of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni, Lere Alimi, explained the need for the Pre-Ramadan Lecture which he noted was to better prepare Muslims for the month-long fasting season.
The theme of UMA Pre-Ramadan Lecture for this year is ‘Corruption and Justice in Nigeria’.