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Still on Justice Kayode Eso…(2)

It will be appropriate to note that the committee’s visit to Lusaka Zambia, coincided with the first trip by Dr. Nelson Mandela outside South Africa after his release from incarceration. I can still vividly recall His Lordship’s determined attempt to record with his camera, Mandela’s entry to the Hotel in the company of the late Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and equally late General Joseph N. Garba, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Chairman of the UN General Assembly at the time.

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Our procedural laws are frustrating corruption cases – Godwin Obla

Chief Godwin Obla, is one of the foremost prosecutors in the country. He is prosecuting some cases for Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Obla, who recently turned 50, in this interview, spoke on the challenges facing criminal justice administration in the country and problems militating against the prosecution of economic and financial crime cases. He also counseled young lawyers on the need for hard work, noting that success only come through hard work and perseverance.

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Constitution Review: Matters arising (3)

Exclusive Legislative List Part 1 item 22 which excludes the conduct of local Government election from the control of Federal Government and by extension INEC. I advocate a full presidential system of government at the Local Government Councils and where their elections will be conducted by INEC like the latter does for House of Assembly, National Assembly etc.

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Why it’s difficult for police to prosecute criminal cases – Pedro, SAN

Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN) is the Solicitor General of Lagos State. No doubt, if you talk about prosecutor in the state today, he is one of the most experienced prosecutors, having led the prosecution team that succeeded in convincing a Lagos State High Court that Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer to late General Sanni Abacha, was the brain behind the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.

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