NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee

Programme of Events for the 5th Criminal Justice Reform Conference

Theme: Criminal Justice Reforms in Nigeria – The Journey So Far

Date: 24th – 27th April, 2018

Venue: Asaba Convention Centre, Asaba

DAY 1 – 24/4/2018

8.00am – 9.00am. – Arrival, Registration and Welcome Cocktail

DAY 2 -25/4/2018 – OPENING CEREMONY

9.00am – 9.10am – National Anthem/ Opening Prayer

9.10am – 9.15am – Introduction

9.15am – 9: 45am – Welcome Remarks:

Chairman, NBA Asaba branch.

Arthur Obi Okafor SAN, FCIArb, FICMC, Chairman, NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee.

Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN, President Nigerian Bar Association.

9.45am – 10.50am – Goodwill Messages

Chief Justice of Nigeria;

Senate President;

Speaker, House of Representatives

Hon. Attorney General, Delta State.

Hon. Justice S. O. N. Ogene, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Delta State

Justice M. Umukoro, Chief Judge of Delta State

Address by H.E (Senator) Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa (The Executive Governor of Delta State)

10.50am -11.30am – Keynote Address by: Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON: CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN NIGERIA- THE JOURNEY SO FAR.

11.30am –11.45am – SHOWCASE SESSION OF DELTA STATE

11:45am – 12:00pm – Tea/Coffee Break

12:00-1:30pm –SESSION ONE

UNLOCKING THE INNOVATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION.

CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: Mr. Joseph B. Daudu, SAN

LEAD SPEAKER: Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello C.J, High Court of FCT

PANEL:
1. Chief Okey Wali, SAN.

Prof. Deji Adekunle, SAN, D.G NIALS Mr. Mba Ukweni, SAN.
Mr. Arthur Fola Worrey
Dr. Uju Agomoh (E.D PRAWA)

COMMENTS/QUESTION & ANSWER

1:35pm- 2:30pm – LUNCH

2:30pm- 4.00pm – SESSION TWO

ARREST, REMAND AND AWAITING TRIAL SYNDROME IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: FIXING THE JUGSAW TO END PRISON CONGESTION

CHAIRMAN – Hion. Justice M. Umokoro, Chief Judge of Delta State

LEAD SPEAKER – H.E. Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN
PANEL –
1. Ibrahim Idris Kpotum (IGP)

Mrs Joy Bob-Manuel ( DG LACON)
Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed (CG Prisons)Hon. Peter Mrakpor (HAG Delta State)

COMMENTS/QUESTION & ANSWER

Vote of Thanks

4.00pm – Networking.

DAY THREE – 26/4/2018

SESSION THREE
9:00am . 11:00am –

BREAK-OUT PANELS

SPEEDY TRIALS , TIMELINES AND INTERLOCUTORY PROCEEDINGS: HAS THE ACJA HELPED?

PANEL A – ACJA AND TIME LINES

FACILITATOR – PROF. YEMI AKINSEYE GEORGE, SAN.

PANELISTS:
1. Chief Albert Akpomudje, SAN.

N. A. Nnawuchi, SAN. Chief Assam Assam, SAN. Mr. Razak Isenelumhe

PANEL B – ACJA AND INTERLOCUTORY PROCEEDINGS

FACILITATOR – MR. CHARLES AJUYAH SAN.

PANELISTS:
1. Mr. J. S. Okutepa, SAN.

Mr. Ekeme Ohwovoriole, SAN.

Mr. Alex Muoka

Mr. Ibrahim Murktar (HAG Kano State)

PANEL C – DISCLOSURE PROTOCOLS UNDER ACJA

FACILITATOR – MR. AKINGBOLAHAN ADENIRAN

PANELISTS:
1. Mr. Ken Mozia, SAN.

Mr. Chike Onyemenam, SAN.

Mr. Nurudeen Ogbara

Prof. Olayinka Osayame Omorogbe (HAG EDO State)

11am –11.30am – TEA BREAK

11:30am –12:40pm – SESSION FOUR*

CORRUPTION, ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES: SPECIAL COURTS TO THE RESCUE?

CHAIRMAN OF SESSION – MR OLISA AGBAKOBA, SAN.

LEAD SPEAKERS:
1. Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu (Ag. Chairman EFCC)

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye (Chairman ICPC)

PANELISTS:
1. Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.

Mr. Garba Tetengi, SAN.

Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, SAN.

Mr. Debo Adeniran (Executive Chairman of the Center for Anti- Corruption and Open Leadership CACOL)

12:30pm – 2.00pm – SESSION FIVE*

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMES: INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL REMEDIES.

CHAIRMAN OF SESSION -PROF. JOY EZEILO (UNN) FMR UN RAPPORTEUR ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

LEAD SPEAKERS:
1.Julie Okah-Donli, DG National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria. (HUMAN TRAFFICKING)

Gen. Tukur Yusuf Burutai, Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria. (TRANSNATIONAL CRIMES)

PANELISTS:
1. Mohammed Babandede MFR (Comptroller-General of Immigrations)

Lawal Musa Daura (DG DSS)

Amb. Mohammed Dauda (DG NIA)

Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN.

2.00pm -3:30pm – LUNCH BREAK

3:30pm- 5.00pm – SESSION SIX

PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT OF ELECTORAL OFFENCES IN NIGERIA

CHAIRMAN OF SESSION: HON. JUSTICE PETER N. C. UMEADI, Chief Judge of Anambra State.

LEAD SPEAKER – MAHMOOD YAKUBU Chairman of INEC

PANEL:
1. Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo, SAN.

Mr. Emmanuel C. Ukala, SAN.

Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN.

Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN.

Mr. Ferdinand Orbih, SAN.

7pm – DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT

DINNER SPEECH – Prof. Epiphany Azinge, SAN

DAY FOUR – 27/4/2018

DEPARTURE

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