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Kalu to EFCC: Custodial sentence is an aberration



A former Attorney General of Abia State, Dr. Awa Kalu (SAN), has cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against detaining suspects before conclusion of investigation.

He said that it was an aberration. The former university lecturer, who stated this in an exclusive interview with New Telegraph, said it was the contemplation of the constitution, that a suspect be arraigned in Court immediately after arrest.

According to him,”Custodial sentence” could only be awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction, upon arraignment.
It was his view that seizing of international passports or any other valid document, was enough to stop those being investigated from escaping justice.

New Telegraph, December 27, 2017



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