Where to get free corruption judgments for free in Nigeria
By Emmanuel Udom
This headline looks catchy, attention grabbing and punchy. Isn’t it. Yes, no.
But, dear readers, before you make up your minds to tackle me on the headline, relax first, and read through the entire piece and then make your decisions.
Recently, CLEEN Foundation opened its Resource Centre in Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria.
Therefore, everyone-judges, prosecutors, government officials, bloggers, scholars, researchers, students, public commentators, etc, are free to visit the centre and get on-line or off-line copies of recent corruption judgments delivered in any court in the country for free.
Where is Lagos? You ask. Not to worry. If you resident in the state, drive, walk or get to Ikeja, the capital city, anyhow.
Ask for the Ikeja High Court, located close to Area F police command and from there find you way to The Bar, located at the old secretariat.
The Bar? Sure. Not the one some of you and off course myself is thinking about.
It is actually the Ikeja Branch of The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA secretariat, where Dele Oloke is presently holding forth as the chairman.
When you enter the centre, Nkiruke Ujoke, the contact officer at the place will welcome you with a smile and also attend to your needs. This is great, you know. So, help spread this good message.
But, if you are not anywhere near Lagos or even Nigeria, again, not to worry. Simply sit at the comfort of your home, office, business outfit, anywhere,get hold of your smartphone, laptop, or desktop and goggle: uwazi.
You could also visit: www.cleen.uwazi.io, to get the copies.
Remember, Benson Olugbuo, executive director of the foundation, on February 7, told the entire world during the launch of the centre that the aim of the rolling project is to promote accountability and transparency in the administration of the criminal justice system in Nigeria.
The entire CLEEN team, made up of Gabriel Akinremi, senior IT officer, Blessing Abiri, program advisor, Lanre Abolorin, admin manager, Samuel Akpologun, data collector, and Ngozi Egbuonu, data collector, were on hand to present the centre and its equipment to Oloke,
Excited, the Ikeja NBA chairman promised to spread the good news about the centre to all lawyers within and outside Lagos, Nigeria and beyond.
Kudos to MacArthur Foundation for supporting the project, even as people have started to visit the centre, when this writer arrived the [lace last week.