Goodluck Jonathan President enacts Criminal Justice bill

The bill seeks to among others things, address the problem of delayed criminal trials.

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, May 13, signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015 into law.

The bill, which was passed by the Senate on May 5, seeks to among others things, address the problem of delayed criminal trials.

President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, confirmed this development while speaking to Journalists in Abuja on Thursday, May 14.

He said the president signed the document on Wednesday, the same day he received the bill from the National Assembly.

"The president has signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2015.

"He signed it the same day he received it from the National Assembly. With that development, the bill is now an Act,’’ he said.

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