The imperative of removing immunity clause in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999

  • Ogugua V.C. Ikpeze
Keywords: Imperative, Removal, Immunity Clause and Constitution

Abstract

In this paper, the writer critically espoused the need to repeal immunity clause in section 308 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. This paper dealt with the import of such immunity clause in the grundnorm of the country, traced the history of immunity clause, and examined the jurisdictional application of immunity clause and status of the clause in Nigeria. The writer of this paper maintained that there is urgent need to remove the immunity clause in the organic law of Nigeria for it is an anomaly which breeds unaccountability and corruption in governance in Nigeria.

Keywords: Imperative, Removal, Immunity Clause and Constitution

Published
2016-05-30
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