Create Special Court To Tackle Corruption – Allotey Jacobs

Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has appealed to the Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, to create special courts for corruption cases in order to ensure the speedy determination of such cases.

In his remarks, he said the decision to tackle the delay in the hearing and determination of corruption and financial crime cases, heads of the court had been directed to compile the details of their courts’ corruption cases and forward same to the National Judicial Council for the purpose of monitoring the progress.

“I want the Chief Justice to create a new court to fast-track in dealing with corruption cases which will sanitize governance,” Bernard Allotey Jacobs told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7.

Some people are suggesting the establishment of special courts or even tribunals handle corruption cases.

He said the creation of the special court will help in speeding up the process of criminal prosecution generally, it is clear that we still need to employ more strategies to support and strengthen this law in fast-tracking the criminal justice system.

Source: Kingdom FM

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