Special court for corruption cases
SIR: No day passes without one reading in the dailies of one fraud or the other being committed by either a government official or politician. Yet no conviction has been recorded in the courts.
Usually, the suspect if charged to court comes with a hired crowd of supporters to cheer him in court and intimidate the judge and show the accused person's popularity or his innocence.
The suspect is thereafter granted bail while the case is adjourned indefinitely. No wonder the toothy grins on camera by these people when they are in court and their attitude of laughing like birthday boys right in the dock.
There is therefore need for government to establish a special court to try corrupt politicians if it is really serious in fighting this cankerworm that has held the country down for this long. A time-frame of three months should also be set for a case to be disposed off.
By this the EFCC will be saved the dilemma of looking helpless in the courts after packaging a good case.