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Create special courts for corruption, financial crimes, CJN orders CJs

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday directed heads of various courts in the country to create special courts for corruption cases in order to ensure speedy determination of such cases.

Onnoghen spoke at the special court session held at the Supreme Court in Abuja to mark the commencement of the new 2017/2018 legal year.

Also speaking at the event, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN); representative of the Body of SANs, Chief Onomigbo Okpoko, and the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), restated the supremacy of national security over individual human rights and freedom.

The trio spoke in the light of the recent activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Abia State and other parts of the South-East geopolitical zone, necessitating the launching of Operation Python Dance by the military in the region.

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