Judge Suspension: Lawyer Says NJC Is Playing To The Gallery

Judge Suspension: Lawyer Says NJC Is Playing To The Gallery

Judge Suspension: Lawyer Says NJC Is Playing To The Gallery

A legal practitioner and Chairman Editorial Board National Daily Newspapers, Chris Akiri has responded to the recent suspension of Justice Abubakar Talba by the National Judicial Council (NJC) owing to his “unreasonable exercise for judicial discretion,” which he described as “playing to the gallery.”

While speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show Sunrise Daily, Akiri explained that the maximum penalty is 2 years imprisonment with or without fine; he further quoted the law in section 309 of the penal code “whoever commits criminal misappropriation shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years or with fine or with both”.

He explained the concept of plea bargain saying it as a an agreement between the persecutor and the criminal defendant in which the accused agrees to plead guilty so the charges leveled against him can be reduced.

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