The deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been decorated by a team of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) led by the National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari as an anti- corruption ambassador. Speaking during the ceremony, Ekweremadu said if war against corruption must be achieved in all its ramifications, there was the urgent need for the establishment of Special Anti- Corruption Courts. Ekweremadu also noted that the setting up of such courts would help reduce the burden on regular courts and fast-track trial of corruption cases.
In his words, Ekweremadu said, “I have been an advocate of special courts for the trial of corruption cases and I believe that other countries, who have enacted laws establishing such, are not fools because there are benefits to be derived therefrom. The idea is to expedite trial to make sure that those who are involved in corruption matters will have their day in court. When we have special courts, just as we have the National Industrial Court, such courts will do better than they are doing now. The establishment of special courts is not just something that will be done by an Act of the National Assembly. We have to amend the constitution to bring it about under section 6, for the purpose of trying corruption cases.” Thanking the EFCC for decorating him as an Anti-Corruption Ambassador, Senator Ekweremadu assured he would live up to the trust reposed in him.