Why prosecutions against corruption fail – CACOL


on July 09, 2013  By EVELYN USMAN

Lagos — PRESIDENT of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, yesterday, identified poor reports by police investigators as the reason many corruption cases were not successfully prosecuted.

Adeniran  spoke in an interview with journalists in Lagos.

He gave the suggestion on the sideline of the just concluded five-day workshop on Corporate Fraud organised by the Police Special Fraud Unit in collaboration with City of London Police.

According to him, prosecutors of corrupt wealthy Nigerians found it difficult to charge the suspects accurately in court, saying, “there should be cooperation between the officers to carry out prosecution after investigation.

The investigators should be able to send a report in such a way that it will be easy for prosecutors to file a proper case. Most of the investigations are badly written and it will be difficult for prosecutors to make use of them to file good charges.

“When a case is badly filed, the judge will have no case to work on and that may lead to court throwing out the case.”

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