5th NBA Criminal Justice Reform Conference: Programme of Events

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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:

  1. Chairman, NBA Asaba branch.
  2. Arthur Obi Okafor SAN,FCIArb, FICMC, Chairman, NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee.
  3. Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN, President Nigerian Bar Association.

9.45am – 10.50am. – Goodwill Messages:

  1. Chief Justice of Nigeria;
  2. Senate President;
  3. Speaker, House of Representatives”
  4. Hon. Attorney General, Delta State.
  5. Hon. Justice S. O. N. Ogene, President Customary Court of Appeal, Delta State
  6. Justice M. Umukoro, Chief Judge of Delta State
  7. 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

SESSION ONE

12:00-1:30pmUNLOCKING 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)

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COMMENTS/QUESTION & ANSWER

1:35pm- 2:30pm.:       LUNCH

SESSION TWO

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

4pm:                  Networking.

DAY 3 – 26/4/2018

SESSION  THREE

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

SESSION FOUR

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)

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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)

SESSION FIVE

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

SESSION SIX

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

DAY FOUR

27/4/2018:                          DEPARTURE

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