According to a report by National Mirror, president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly approved plans to have special courts for hearing tax evasion and corruption cases.
The courts will be set up in FCT and will deal with the aforementioned cases involving companies, individuals and government officials.
Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering and Cyber Security Coalition at the National Assembly, Senator Aloysius Etok, reportedly disclosed the news yesterday.
“We are confident that these courts will give accelerated hearing to tax evasion cases and other cases bothering on corruption,” he said.
Etok expressed optimism that the courts, when established, will take off the burden of such cases from the regular courts and give them accelerated hearing. He said that members of the House of Representatives and coalition of senators have already gotten approval from the president-elect to set up the courts.
He also revealed that the National Assembly is currently probing about 115 tax offenders.