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CORRUPTION: Sagay chides judges over undue adjournments

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has berated judges who adjourn corruption cases for more than the maximum of 14 days stipulated by the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA.

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Sagay said: “There have been cases in which Judges have adjourned to give rulings in interlocutory applications instead of waiting for the day of judgment on the substantive matter of corruption to read both Ruling on the interlocutory application and Judgment on the substantive issue of corruption.”

In my view, such lapses constituted gross misconduct deserving of sanctions by the National Judicial Commission, NJC.”

Sagay, who called on the National Judicial Commission, NJC, to look into the unnecessary adjournment by the judges said such constituted gross misconduct.

 

 


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