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Lawyer files suit to end trial of suspects in absentia - Nigerian Frank News
A Lagos-based lawyer, Gideon Okebu, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking an order expunging a section of the Administration of Criminal Act (ACJA), which provides for the trial of any defendant in absentia. Okebu in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/150/19, listed the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Assembly as the first and second respondents. The lawyer also wants the court to declare that the second ambit of Section 354(4) of ACJA 2015, which provides trial in absentia as a gross violation of his…