- Senator Orji Kalu from Abia-north senatorial has proposed amendments to the criminal justice Act of 2015
- The bill is titled administration of criminal justice Act 2015 (amendment) bill 2020
- Kalu was recently released from Kuje correctional centre after about six months there
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The chief whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has proposed amendments to the criminal justice act of 2015.
The bill titled administration of criminal justice act 2015 (amendment) bill 2020 was read for the first time on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, July 1, Premium Times reported.
Although the details of the proposed amendments have not been made public, it may not be unconnected to decongesting the prisons.
Kalu was recently released from Kuje correctional centre after spending about six months there.
The lawmaker was convicted and sentenced for money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion by Lagos federal high court in December.
Meanwhile, in what many Nigerians will see as a laudable development, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian Army has embarked on the reorganisation of military operations.
According to the military boss, this is part of efforts to combat banditry and ensuring lasting peace and security in Katsina state and the northwest as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that the Nigerian president had ordered the military to checkmate activities of bandits and criminal elements in the country.
Buratai disclosed this when he was at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Daura in Katsina state, PR News reported.
The army chief has charged troops of the Nigerian Army to brace up for the defeat of bandits terrorizing the northern region of the country. While addressing Special Forces fighting bandits on Sunday, June 28, in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, the army chief noted that there is no excuse for failure in military operations.
The COAS went on to warn the troops of serious consequences if in the face of superior firepower they abandon their positions.
He urged the soldiers to remain committed and adopt all the needed tactics and operational techniques required to end the war against banditry in the northwest, particularly in Katsina.
Buratai further said that the insecurity bedeviling the region is unpredictable and the best way to handle the conflict is for personnel to use their special training skills to end banditry.