THE National Assembly is planning a new law to address delays in justice delivery in the country.
Prior to this move, quick dispensation of justice has been hampered by factors that include obsolete laws, lopsided mode of judges’ appointment, poor attitude of lawyers, frivolous applications, dilapidated infrastructure and ineffective use of technology.
The planned law, which is at the instance of a bill sent to the Assembly by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, is aimed at reforming the entire justice delivery method in Nigeria.
Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, who revealed this to The Guardian yesterday said already Adoke is working with relevant justice committees in the Assembly to ensure smooth passage of the bill.
Ojo, who got this information on the strength of his being one of the notable Nigerian lawyers contacted for input by the chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Judiciary, said the new law will address all noticeable hiccups against effective justice delivery, especially in criminal cases.