#DefeatingJustice: The mismanagement of corruption cases by the ODPP

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has come under mounting criticism over the handling of corruption cases. Most recently, the office has clashed with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the withdrawal of two cases involving former high ranking government officials. The courts have also taken issue with what one judge described as the 'fashion' of withdrawing cases by the office of the DPP. The office of the DPP has also been called to order by the courts in some cases for preferring charges before conclusive investigations and in others, sabotaging their own cases mid-stream when the courts decline their applications for withdrawal, giving accused persons a walk over. The civil society has joined the courts in calling for consequences where the office of the DPP fails to discharge their constitutional mandate.
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