Malami Whittles Down EFCC, ICPC’s Powers

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has whittled down the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies in areas of assets seizure. The directive is contained in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette Vol. 106, No 163, titled, ‘Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulation 2019’, dated October 29, 2019. The AGF also scrapped all asset recovery and tracing committees and directed in Part 3, Section 5(1) of the gazette that all non-conviction based forfeiture shall be…

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Congo ex-rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda to be sentenced by the ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is set on Thursday to sentence Congolese former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes and sexual slavery. Ntaganda, dubbed the “Terminator”, faces life in prison for a litany of crimes, including directing massacres of civilians in Democratic Republic of Congos (DRC) volatile, mineral-rich Ituri region in 2002 and 2003. He became the first person to be found guilty of sexual slavery when he was convicted by The Hague-based ICC in July. In total he was convicted on…

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