NBA hosts criminal justice summit in Asaba

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has invited Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief Justcie of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and Senate President Bukola Saraki to a criminal justice summit to be held in Asaba, Delta State.

The event, which holds between April 21 and 26, is being organized by the NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee chaired by Arthur Obi-Okafor (SAN).

In a statement by the Head of the Publicity sub-committee, Emeka Nwadike, also listed those expected to attend the programme include: the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

The event, which will have as its theme: ‘Criminal Justice in Nigeria, the journey so far’, will have the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu; the Executive Secretary Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, and former chairman of the Law Reform Commission, Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George.

Former NBA President Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN) will chair the first session on “unlocking the innovations of criminal Justice legislation in the country”.  Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello, will be the keynote speaker.

Daily Trust

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