Justice Reform

Reforming Our Criminal Justice System

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By Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq. “The law is made for man, and not man for the Law “-Justice John Otutu Obaseki, Justice of the Supreme Court, as he then was. I have studied the Nigerian Criminal Justice System with intense circumspection and I have come to the irrefutable conclusion that cases are won and lost in […]

Justice Reform

How Police hoodwink Judges, Magistrates to illegally Imprison Suspects on ‘Holding Charges’

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Illegal Imprisonment in Nigeria

By Dele Igbinedion, Esq. In 2015, Nigeria introduced the Administration of Criminal Justice Act into our criminal jurisprudence. The purpose of the was gloriously stated in Section 1(1): “To ensure that the system of administration of criminal justice in Nigeria promotes effective management of criminal justice institutions, speedy dispensation of justice, protection of the society […]