The administration of criminal justice in Nigeria, which was largely governed by two principal legislations namely, the Criminal Procedure Act and the Criminal Procedure Code was fundamentally flawed and not in tune with the reality of the Nigerian criminal justice system. This led to the enactment of a new legislation by the Nigerian National Assembly in 2015 i.e. Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.Consequently, the new Act, repealed the Administration of Justice Commission Act, Criminal Procedure Act and the Criminal Procedure Code. The Act, builds upon the existing framework of criminal justice administration in Nigeria by filing the gaps observed in these laws over the course of several decades. Basically, it preserves the existing criminal procedures while introducing new innovative provisions that will enhance the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. These innovative provisions introduced by The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 will help in no small measure in advancing the efficiency of criminal justice administration in Nigeria.
Ibrahim Muazzam Musa
Mr. I. M. Musa, graduated from Bayero Uni, Kano in 2018, where he obtained his LLB certificate as the 3rd best graduating student of the year. He attended Nigerian Law School, Abuja and graduated with an upper 2nd-class honor and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2019. His interest spans across Litigation, Corporate Law Practice, Election Petition.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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