The Federal Government says its efforts to ensure speedy trial of cases in courts are being vigorously implemented. The special Assistant to the president on Justice reforms, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, made this known when she was honoured as Ada Eji- Ejemba one of Egede in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Mrs. Ibekaku-Nwagwu noted that part of the structures already instituted to ensure that cases no longer suffered undue delays in courts included designation of some Courts to handle corruption cases, special courts for drugs and terrorisms as well as appointment of new Judges.
Mrs. Ibekaku-Nwagwu explained that her office in conjunction with the office of the Attorney General of the Federation had developed a four year justice reform plan cutting across sectors of the justice system in the country. The Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform, urged State Governments that were yet to pass the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to do so to compliment the Federal Government’s strategic efforts in improving the nation’s Justice System.
She indicated that more funds had been mapped out to fast-track the process while interaction would be embarked on with anti-corruption agencies to ensure fair hearing for those facing corruption charges.