Posted by News Express | 3 February 2016 | 2,450 times
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, has called for legal and institutional reforms to combat financial and cybercrimes.
Justice Mohammed made the call on Tuesday at the annual conference on ‘Financial Fraud, Cybercrime and Cross Border Crimes’ held in Abuja.
He said that any inaction to reform the judicial system could endanger Nigeria’s future growth and stability.
However, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that more anti-corruption bills would soon be forwarded to the National Assembly.
On his part, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria urged the National Assembly to pass into law, the proceeds of corruption bill which he said would speed up the reparation of stolen assets to Nigeria.
Both representatives from the financial institutions and the Nigeria judicial system were present at the conference to find a common solution to the problem of financial and cybercrimes.
•Photo shows Justice Mohammed.
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