UK to train Nigerian judges

UK to train Nigerian judges


– Some senior lawyers from United Kingdom have visited the minister of justice and attorney general of the federation Abubakar Malami in his office

– The UK judges, the minister said, will help train some Nigerian judges and strengthen the country’s judicial system 

Some Nigerian judges

The United Kingdom has shown interest in assisting the Nigerian government in training its judges.

Some senior judges of the British government led by John Saunders met with the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice Abubakar Malami in his office in Abuja.

The minister’s spokesperson Salihu Isah said Malami in appreciating the effort by the British government said the trainings with help strengthen Nigeria’s justice system.

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He also said the visit of the judges will consolidate the help and support of the British government to Nigeria since the emergence of insurgency in the North East.

He also said the fight against insurgency is dependent on the success of the judicial determination of terrorism cases in Nigeria.

The minister said for investigation of cases, it is expedient for the prosecutor to have cogent and comprehensive facts of the case for investigation.

He also said that judicial determination of cases has been a major impediment in the nation’s judicial process.

The minister expressed belief that the delay in the administration of justice in Nigeria may be because of the complexity of the cases or deficiency in the training of judicial officers.

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These dispositions, the spokesperson said aligned the minister make accept the offer made by the British officials to train Nigerian Judicial officers to grapple with the complexity of terrorism cases and others without compromising speed.

Also, the Saunders said that judges are the people to ensure that judicial system works or otherwise.

Saunders said: “We give our judges training good enough and I think that training prowess of British government could be extended to Nigerian judges and prosecutor. But it all depends on your area of priority for our intervention.”

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