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We need a special court for fraud cases -Police



The police have sought the provision of a special court to tackle fraud cases in Nigeria. This disclosure was made by the Commissioner of Police, Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Lagos, Anyasinti Josephine Nneka while appealing to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba, for the provision of a special court to try fraud cases filed by the police unit.

According to her, such a court would haste up the trial of fraud cases and other criminal applications. The CP None Karen said this when she paid a courtesy call to the Chief Judge in Ikeja.

Nneka told the Chief Judge that the unit under her supervision would always partner with the state judiciary towards ensuring that the prevalence of fraud-related cases is brought to the barest minimum through fair and diligent prosecution.

“We acknowledged, with gratitude, the application of the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2005; by the Lagos State Judiciary in respect of interim/final forfeiture of properties, which are identified and/or proved to be proceeds of fraud.

“This makes restitution possible to ameliorate the sufferings of the victim of such fraud,” Nneka said.

In this regard, the Chief Judge thanked the police for partnering with the judiciary to expedite criminal proceedings in the country.