Justice delayed is justice denied, Can we make the case of Kalejaiye SAN count?

One of the many challenges facing corruption trials has been the long and repeated adjournment of cases leading to most politically sensitive or corruption trials involving the rich and mighty remaining in courts for many years and in some cases ending in a slap on the wrist rather than a real sentence. As we herald the arrival of a new government elected primarily to fight corruption, it is worth thinking about how this government can work to ensure speedy trial of corruption cases. These delays sometimes arise from a pluthora of interlocutory applications and appeals by lawyers, sometimes also they arise from poor investigation and readiness by the prosecuting agencies. In the Ibori case,in England one of his lawyers was subsequent to his plea bargain convicted and sentenced to seven years in imprisonment for his behavior during the trial. In the last few days the Nigerian Bar Association gave us all a pleasant, rare and surprising news of debarrment of an SAN for behavior during a trial. We know as of truth that many who are on the  role call of lawyers today may have gotten away with these or similar infractions. The case of Kalejaiye SAN  is an exception. It will count for nothing as long as others like him continue to get away with wrong doing. Not long ago, we read stories of 187 persons convicted for drug offences who served no sentences and can’t be found in any prisons. How do we consistently without failure, call to question the conduct of professionals in our justice system and where infractions occur punish lawyers, prosecutors, attorney generals, prison warders, magistrates and or judges who participate in these travesty of justice for the state and citizens? What does the Buhari government need to do?  How do we ensure that those who participate in these travesty of justice for the state and citizens are caught and punished? What does the Buhari government need to do? These are important questions that we all need to seek answers to now. Like they say ” Justice delayed is justice denied”

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