The import of section 396 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015: case study of Federal Republic of Nigeria V Dr Olubukola Abubakar Saraki
The ACJA 2015 has repealed and replaced the Criminal Procedure Act and the Criminal Procedure Code in Federal courts. The scope of Section 396 of the ACJA however needs to be determined and adhered to in a bid to ensure that speed which is one of the aims of the ACJA is not defeated in criminal trials before the superior courts of record. This paper seeks to examine critically the relevant sections thereof in the light of the prevailing need.
Key words: Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Code, Administration of Justice Act, Superior courts of record, Corruption