Attorney-General to assign lawyers to re-investigate commission’s cases

AGF Mohammed Adoke

 The re-investigation of the Complaints Commission cases is to help fight injustice.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, said he would assign lawyers from the Federal Ministry of Justice to re-investigate cases handled by the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, to ensure transparency.

This was made known in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Chukwuemeka Nwosu, the Public Relations Officer of PCC.

Mr. Nwosu said the re-assignment exercise is to help the commission to fight injustice.

He said the Attorney-General would host a stakeholders’ conference with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Crimes Commission, ICPC, in that regard.

The National Human Rights Commission and PCC will also feature in the conference to form the desired synergy for fighting criminality and corruption, Mr. Nwosu explained in the statement.

He solicited the cooperation of the Federal Ministry of Justice adding that such cooperation would help the commission to handle cases where an offence had been committed against the state.

Mr. Nwosu said the PCC is committed to ensuring that its mandates as Ombudsman are achieved having secured the cooperation of other anti-corruption agencies in the country.

“If the commission is encouraged to perform its task, it will help in no small way to build peoples’ confidence in the judiciary,” he said.

The PCC investigates and resolves complaints against government, public corporations, private organisations and public officials.

(NAN)


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