ACJMC Judicial service Committee Gudu Abuja

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WITNESS PROTECTION

232(2): The names, addresses, telephone numbers and identity of the victims of such offences or witnesses
shall not be disclosed in any record or report of the proceedings and it shall be sufficient to designate the
names of the victims or witnesses with a combination of alphabets.
1.0. Subsidiary Instrument Required: Uniform guidelines on witness protection
1.1. There is need to develop proper legal framework for the implementation of this provision. The absence of this structure has
prevented the ACAs from utilizing it maximally.
2.0. New Institutional Structures: NIL
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3.0. Human Resource Requirement: NIL
4.0. Returns/Reports: NIL
5.0. Material Requirements: NIL
6.0. Recommended Actions:
6.1. There should be interactive meetings with judges, prosecutors and law enforcement agencies to brainstorm on the nature and
procedure for applying the witness protection provisions of the ACJA.
6.2. There should be training and capacity building for law enforcement personnel.

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