The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN who was represented by Abiodun Ahikomo at the occasion as a guest at the formal presentation of the report published by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) entitled “Go home and sin no more: Corrupt judges escaping from Justice in Nigeria,” has disclosed that “corrupt judges will go to jail as the government of President Muhammadu Buhari will actively promote and ensure that corrupt judges are prosecuted and their illegally acquired assets are returned to the state.”
The AGF also vowed that there will be no sacred cow in the fight against corruption in this dispensation.
Speaking further, he said: “Considering the pivotal role that they play in the administration of justice, it is important to ensure that Nigerian judges, like the proverbial Caesar’s wife, are beyond reproach or even suspicion. Gone are the days when corrupt judges escaped from justice in Nigeria.”
Malami noted that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari will ensure that corrupt judges are prosecuted after they may have been sent out of the Bench by the National Judicial Council (NJC) and their illegally acquired assets returned to the state.
He said: “I can assure you today that in line with the cardinal agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation shall ensure that every appearance of corruption in the judiciary is dealt with among other measures through criminal prosecution and forfeiture to the State of illegally acquired assets.”