The International Human Rights Commission IHRC has called on the nation’s judiciary to speed up trial of some foreign nationals at some detention centres to address the issue of discrimination and attacks on Nigerians.
The Country Director of the Commission, Dr Friday Sani made the call during a visit to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho in Abuja.
Dr Sani commended the efforts of the Chief Judge towards ensuring the dispensation of justice during the lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19.
The Country Director IHRC who expressed concern over the inhuman treatment on Nigerians abroad, attributed it partly to the delay in the trial and prosecution of foreign nationals in the country, citing the case of the Ukrainians detained in Porthacourt for three years.
He urged the Chief Judge to assign some vacation judges to handle such cases.
Dr Sani also emphasized the need to re-structure the security department of the court to prevent invasion of the court premises.
In a response, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho pledged to get in touch with the Porthacourt division to expedite action for justice on the cases of the foreigners.
The Chief Judge also maintained that measures were in place to check invasion of courts in the country.
Justice Tsoho promised to continue to work with the IHRC to uphold the dignity and image of the country.