The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described Nigeria as a peace and justice loving country devoid of impunity.
He stated this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu.
He was said to have made the claim on Monday, when he presented Nigeria’s statement during the opening of the five-day 18th session of the assembly of state parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, in the Netherlands.
“Nigeria is not a jungle. It is a peace and justice-loving country which is aspiring to develop and create a conducive environment for foreign and other investments, thereby generating jobs and other opportunities for the teeming population.
“Therefore, impunity being a critical element that could prevent this lofty idea from coming to fruition does not have a place and will never be tolerated in all facets of our criminal justice system,” Malami was quoted as saying.
Malami was said to have also expressed Nigeria’s desire “to see ICC overcome all its present challenges and become a global, independent and impartial court with the capability to rid the world of impunity the type that characterised World War one and two”.
The claim by the AGF is coming amid criticisms that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has disobeyed several court orders.
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