|Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Justice Minister & Attorney General|
war is often said not to be the efficacy or otherwise of the tools to
apprehend, but largely prosecutorial competence. By various acts of omission
and commission, the prosecution is often unable to present a water-tight case
to secure conviction.
whereas brawn may serve you well to apprehend, you certainly need a lot of
brain to forensically knock out a suspect in the court of law.
see why the roof appears to be leaking pathetically on criminal justice
administration in Nigeria today.
|Shetima of Arewa Youths Forum|
the recent juvenile verbiage by the Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Mallam Abubakar Malami, on the Arewa youths who had taken liberty to issue quit
notice to Igbo in the north as though
Nigeria were their father’s exclusive
estate, we, at least, now know the quality of thinking behind policies and
programmes in a ministry tasked with otherwise critical responsibility of
preserving law and order in the society.
possibility of harboring bias, but also not being intelligent enough to conceal
|Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB|
political delinquents (of course, his kinsmen) was arrested and arraigned in
court, Malami simply narrowed it down
to “security considerations”. In order words,
the nation’s chief law officer believes that touching the Arewa youths could either trigger an ethno-religious crisis or
complicate the existing political tension in the land.
State had ordered their arrest by security agencies. That was never
|Author, Louis Odion FNGE….Angry with Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Malami for ‘double act’ on IPOB and Arewa Youth’s social misdemeanor|
considerations” vis-a-vis the Arewa youths
hardly thought twice before rushing to the court seeking a fresh order to
commit the little neo-Biafran
braggart to prison for breaching his bail terms. He does not appear to think or
care about the ethnic sensibility of the South-east and possible security
backlash in the event that Nnamdi Kanu
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czar assumes the guy and the mob behind him are nothing but kids of a lesser
society is doomed if double standard is applied against two acts of perceived