- Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde says he is in support of the creation of special courts to try financial crimes suspects
- He said the special courts would hasten the trial of suspects accused of corrupt practices.
“I think it will be very helpful; it will improve the anti-corruption drive tremendously if dedicated courts or specialized courts are created or we designate certain courts specifically for economic and financial crimes and corruption.
I think it will also give room for specialization, making them proficient in what they do. In a situation whereby a judge listens to a case of divorce and then the next case is armed robbery, the next one is rape, then they go into corruption, then he must have lost concentration because judges are human beings, no matter how good they are”.