CISLAC commends judiciary on Dariye, Nyame

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended the judiciary for the judgement against ex-governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye, who was handed a 14-year sentence for misappropriation of funds during his tenure.
A press statement by its Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, said this judgement, coming after the 14-year sentence of ex-governor of Taraba state, Jolly Nyame for similar offences in May this year, is a step towards restoring the confidence of the citizens in the fight against corruption.
“We call on the judiciary and appellate courts to be consistent and firm and consolidate the implementation of the new Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, by shunning every form of inducements and manipulations to delay the process and deliver decisive and fair judgements on all corruption cases.
“These decisive judgements are necessary to boost the morale of anti-corruption agencies and anti-corruption activists and also restore citizens’ confidence in the judiciary, and to serve as deterrent to other public office holders who have plans to dip their hands into public treasury,” it said.
CISLAC also called on relevant anti-corruption agencies to carry out their primary functions without fear or favour in the fight against corruption.
“We call on the National Assembly to support the government by ensuring the passage of all pending AntiCorruption Bills.
CISLAC remains committed to monitoring the government to ensure that she fulfils her promises to the citizens of our great country,” it added.

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