Why judges must give priority to AMCON’s cases - Auta
Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has urged judges in the country to give priority attention to the cases filed by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).
Auta,spoke in Lagos at the Second Federal High Court Judges Forum organised in Lagos by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).
He said the development stems from the fact that AMCON’s cases affect the life blood of the nation
‘’Judges should treat AMCON and other related cases with dispatch.Priority should be given to cases filed by AMCON as is being done to cases relating to fundamental rights, money laundering, rape and kidnapping because “the affect the life blood of the nation.”
Auta however noted that the fact that AMCON was bankrolling the forum did not mean that “we (the judges) should close our eyes to all that AMCON files.”
He said plan was on to ensure that cases filed by AMCON were sent to judges in other jurisdictions outside Abuja and Lagos, where the cases are currently concentrated.
Auta advised judges of the court on how ex-parte applications by AMCON should be handled.
Speaking,AMCON’s Managing Director, Mustafa Chike-Obi said the forum was meant to help strengthen the operations of the court and make the judges’ work easier.
He expressed that the forum would become an annual event, where legal issues would be discussed.