The 5th Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Criminal Justice Reform with the theme “CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS IN NIGERIA- THE JOURNEY SO FAR” has been scheduled to hold at the Convention Centre, Asaba, Delta State from Saturday, 24th April, 2018 to Friday 27th, April, 2018.
The programme of event as announced by the Criminal Justice Reform Committee are detailed below:
DAY 1 – 24/4/2018
8.00am – 9.00am. – Arrival, Registration and Welcome Cocktail
DAY 2 – 25/4/2018 – OPENING CEREMONY
9.00am – 9.10am. – National Anthem/ Opening Prayer
9.10am – 9.15am. – Introduction
9.15am – 9: 45am. – Welcome Remarks:
- Chairman, NBA Asaba branch.
- Arthur Obi Okafor SAN,FCIArb, FICMC, Chairman, NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee.
- Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN, President Nigerian Bar Association.
9.45am – 10.50am. – Goodwill Messages:
- Chief Justice of Nigeria;
- Senate President;
- Speaker, House of Representatives”
- Hon. Attorney General, Delta State.
- Hon. Justice S. O. N. Ogene, President Customary Court of Appeal, Delta State
- Justice M. Umukoro, Chief Judge of Delta State
- Address by H.E. (Senator) Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa (The Executive Governor of Delta State)
10.50am -11.30am. – Keynote Address by: Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON:- CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN NIGERIA- THE JOURNEY SO FAR.
11.30 –11.45am. – SHOWCASE SESSION OF DELTA STATE
11:45 – 12:00pm. – Tea/Coffee Break
12:00-1:30pm: UNLOCKING THE INNOVATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION.
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Mr. Joseph B. Daudu, SAN
LEAD SPEAKER: Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello C.J, High Court of FCT
PANEL: 1. Chief Okey Wali, SAN. 2. Prof. Deji Adekunle, SAN, D.G NIALS. 3. Mr. Mba Ukweni, SAN. 4. Mr. Arthur Fola Worrey. 5. Dr. Uju Agomoh (E.D PRAWA)
COMMENTS/QUESTION & ANSWER
1:35pm- 2:30pm.: LUNCH
2:30pm- 4pm.: ARREST, REMAND AND AWAITING TRIAL SYNDROME IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Fixing the Jigsaw to end prison congestion.
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Hon. Justice M. Umukoro, Chief Judge of Delta State
LEAD SPEAKER: H.E. Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN.
PANEL: 1. Ibrahim Idris Kpotum (IGP) 2. Mrs Joy Bob-Manuel (DG LACON) 3.Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed (CG Prisons) 4. Hon. Peter Mrakpor (HAG Delta State)
COMMENTS/QUESTION & ANSWER
Vote of Thanks
DAY 3 – 26/4/2018
9:00am . 11:00am. BREAK OUT PANELS
SPEEDY TRIALS , TIMELINES AND INTERLOCUTORY PROCEEDINGS: HAS THE ACJA HELPED?
PANEL A: ACJA AND TIME LINES
FACILITATOR: Prof. Yemi Akinseye George, SAN.
PANELISTS: 1. Chief Albert Akpomudje, SAN. 2. N. A. Nnawuchi, SAN. 3. Chief Assam Assam, SAN. 4. Mr. Razak Isenelumhe.
PANEL B: ACJA AND INTERLOCUTORY PROCEEDINGS
FACILITATOR: Mr. Charles Ajuyah, SAN.
PANELISTS: 1. Mr. J. S. Okutepa, SAN. 2. Mr. Ekeme Ohwovoriole, SAN. 3. Mr. Alex Muoka. 4. Mr. Ibrahim Murktar (Hon. Attorney-General of Kano State)
PANEL C: DISCLOSURE PROTOCOLS UNDER ACJA
FACILITATOR: Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran
PANELISTS: 1. Mr. Ken Mozia, SAN. 2. Mr. Chike Onyemenam, SAN. 3. Mr. Nurudeen Ogbara. 4. Prof. Olayinka Osayame Omorogbe (Hon. Attorney-General of Edo State)
11am –11.30am. TEA BREAK
11:30am –12:40pm.: CORRUPTION, ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES: SPECIAL COURTS TO THE RESCUE?
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN.
LEAD SPEAKERS: 1. Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu (Ag. Chairman EFCC) 2. Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye (Chairman ICPC)
PANELISTS: 1. Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN. 2. Mr. Garba Tetengi, SAN. 3. Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, SAN. 4. Mr. Debo Adeniran (Executive Chairman of the Center for Anti- Corruption and Open Leadership CACOL)
12:30pm – 2pm.: HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMES: INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL REMEDIES.
CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Prof. Joy Ezeilo (UNN) Fmr. UN Rapporteur on Human Trafficking
LEAD SPEAKERS: 1. Julie Okah-Donli, DG National Agency for the Prohibitionof Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria. (Human Trafficking). 2. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Burutai, Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria. (TRANSNATIONAL CRIMES)
PANELISTS: 1. Mohammed Babandede MFR (Comptroller General of Immigrations 2.Lawal Musa Daura (DG DSS) 3. Amb. Mohammed Dauda (DG NIA). 4. Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN.
2pm -3:30pm. LUNCH BREAK
3:30pm- 5pm.: PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT OF ELECTORAL OFFENCES IN NIGERIA
CHAIRMANOFSESSION: Hon. Justice Peter N. C. Umeadi, Chief Judge of Anambra State.
LEAD SPEAKER: Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC
PANELISTS: 1. Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo, SAN. 2. Mr. Emmanuel C. Ukala, SAN. 3. Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN. 4. Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN. 5. Mr. Ferdinand Orbih, SAN.
7pm DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT
DINNER SPEECH: Prof. Epiphany Azinge, SAN
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