David A. Akintimoye's Blog – March 2012 Archive (1)

Should plea bargaining be abolished or encouraged in Nigeria?

By David A. Akintimoye

      The incumbent Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher, was reported to have criticized the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for smuggling the plea bargain concept into the Nigerian criminal jurisprudence and also said that the concept had “dubious” origin. The learned CJN explained what he meant by his statement that the concept had a dubious origin in Nigeria: “when I described the concept as of ‘dubious origin’, I…

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