The Judicial and executive arms of the federal and state governments have agreed to designate special courts for the purposes of prosecuting purveyors of hate speeches as well as suspected terrorists and kidnappers.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by using the Senior special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande,
In line with Mr Akande, the decision became reached at a one-day national security Retreat organised by the national economic Council on Thursday.
The council – chaired by using the vice chairman Yemi Osinbajo – had the 36 states governors, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the Governor of the central bank of Nigeria as contributors.
Akande said the retreat mentioned concerns approximately the delay within the nation’s criminal justice system and NEC contributors concluded that prompt action by way of regulation enforcement agencies was imperative.
In arriving at unique courts for purveyors of hate speeches in addition to suspected terrorists and kidnappers, he stated it became resolved that the Federal government would help states to broaden a template for such courts.
He said, “NEC members urged prompt action in the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of terrorist acts, kidnapping and purveyors of hate speeches.
“To facilitate this, the designation of special courts was also advocated and the consensus was that judicial and executive arms of the Federal and state governments will be working together to establish such courts.
“The Federal Government will also be helping states develop a template on how such special courts would be established and managed.”