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CCT notes improvement in convictions rate

03 June 2016, 21:21

Abuja - The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has reported a steady improvement in the area of conviction.

Ibraheem Al-Hassan, CCT Head of Press and Public Relations, said a total of 32 cases were disposed, two cases discharged by the tribunal, and six cases under review were withdrawn by the prosecution agency.

On the other hand, the tribunal struck out 21 cases due to lack of painstaking and diligent prosecution.

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Conclusively, three convictions were achieved against some public servants from Kano State, including former governor Ibrahim Shekarau, and other staff from his administration.

Comparatively, in 2014, out of the 98 cases filed by Code of Conduct Bureau, 18 number cases were discharged, due to either lack of diligent prosecution or other procedural lapses in the part of the Bureau.

Most of these cases were from the states are largely less profile in status.

“The year 2014 would be succinctly reported because of the less cases that were disposed via discharge; sittings were largely restricted to the headquarters courtroom in Abuja,” said Al-Hassan.

- CAJ News


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