Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was decorated today by a team of EFCC officials led by the National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari. An eletated Ekweremadu said:
“I have been an advocate of special courts for the trial of corruption cases and I believe that other countries, who have enacted laws establishing such, are not fools because there are benefits to be derived therefrom.
The idea is to expedite trial to make sure that those who are involved in corruption matters will have their day in court. When we have special courts, just as we have the National Industrial Court, such courts will do better than they are doing now.
The establishment of special courts is not just something that will be done by an Act of the National Assembly. We have to amend the constitution to bring it about under section 6, for the purpose of trying corruption cases.”
He gave assurance that he would live up to the trust reposed in him, adding that the National Assembly would do everything within its powers to ensure that the Bills before it, aimed at strengthening the fight against corruption, got speedy attention…. provided dt his boss, Saraki, is pardoned…. Cc: Vanguradngr