The former Chairman, County Election Request Tribunal in Oyo Condition, Justice Waheed Olaifa (rtd), has referred to plea-bargaining as a bad give up which is eroding the integrity of the judiciary and deepening the traditions of corruption in the country. Olaifa who spoke with journalists shortly after he bowed from the bench, mentioned that plea-bargaining was a odd element in the Nigerian legal system. This individual said: " Plea bargaining is not really in our personal law. Rather than allowing request bargaining and releasing accused persons, government could allow corrupt representatives put down some of the stolen funds and still always be tried inside the court of law. " In criminal cases we recover items allegedly thieved and still penalize the offenders. It would be double jeopardy intended for the person identified guilty. Nevertheless , they can improve, meliorate, amend, better their prison term having recovered the stolen funds. " The present situation is undoubtedly that encourages corruption as the corrupt person will set his mind on pay out having stolen more than enough, вЂќ he stated. Also, this individual observed the use of capital punishment should not be encouraged, mainly because " our company is more educated than that. вЂќ The jurist credited slow dispensation of justice in the country for the use of older legal apparatuse. According to him, " We are continue to using a number of the old guidelines. The police usually face difficult experience bringing accused persons to court. Usually, they protest that they terribly lack enough funds to bring potential foods to court. вЂќ
" The police and also the Ministry of Justice generally complain that they don't have adequate resources to create witnesses to court. Law enforcement are really handicapped and they need to be helped. " In some cases the Investigating Officer might have been moved from the jurisdiction of the court docket. In such a circumstance how do you form ongoing case?, вЂќ he asked
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State
By Tunde Sanni
Deputy Chairman of Rules and Business Committee in the House of Representatives,...