Senior Advocate calls for strict separation of powers

Solo Akuma, SAN
Solo Akuma, SAN

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Mr Solo Akuma, has advocated for strict separation of powers for the arms of government to ensure effective operations.

Akuma who is based in Abuja said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

“For strict separation of powers to work effectively, all the arms of government must be independent.

“The judiciary need not to defer to the executive before they get their funding.

“It is this issue of funding that makes the judiciary limited in it’s operations,” he said.

Akuma urged the Federal Government to ensure that funds meant for the judiciary were made available to it as and when due to fast track its operations as an arm of government.

He urged victims of alleged corruption in the judiciary to report such to avoid bogus claims.

“Go beyond allegations on corruption and report culprits to appropriate authorities for disciplinary actions,” Akuma said.

He commended the National Judicial Council for dealing with alleged corruption cases adding that it had not failed in its duties. (NAN)