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ACC director lectures law students on corruption

ACC director lectures law students on corruption

The Director of Intelligence, Investigations and Prosecutions (IIP) Department of the Anti-Corruption Commission Reginald Sydney Fynn Jnr. Esq. has on Saturday 7th June 2014 delivered a public lecture to students of the Law Society, University of Makeni (UNIMAK) at their Yoni Campus.

Speaking on the topic:  “Corruption – The Judiciary, Legal Education and the Law”, Director Fynn Jnr. Esq. heaped praises on the Law Society of UNIMAK for according him an opportunity to spread anti-corruption messages to them.  He said collaborating with tertiary institutions in the fight against corruption constitutes the public education approach of the ACC.  He mentioned that the role of the university is not just limited to the transmission of knowledge and ideas, but also the molding and shaping of character, which is very much in line with the Commission’s aim of insulating young people against corruption for their future engagement in public life.

Director Fynn Jnr. dilated on how the prevalence of corruption will affect the country’s Legal Education and the Judiciary. He emphasized the need for the judiciary to have integrity, noting that this would happen if it has everything that is required for its proper functioning in place. The Director of IIP further explained to law students of UNIMAK that a judiciary with integrity must have in place procedures and processes for judicial accountability and standards control. Also, favourable work rewards and conditions reflective of the role, responsibilities and trust.

The Director of Prosecutions in his lecture said judicial integrity aids the fight against corruption and must have a posture of zero tolerance to corruption. A strengthened judicial integrity for the corruption fight must have sentences and penalties that reflect displeasure and the gravity and also interpretations and pronouncements that lend credence and efficacy.

Concluding, he said, law and legal education are important tools in the fight against corruption, adding that a judiciary with integrity promotes stability and less corrupt society.


Earlier in his welcome address, Zacharia Aizibo Tejan Kanu, member of the Law Society, appreciated ACC for accepting their invitation for a public lecture. He said such engagement was necessary for students of law to be properly orientated about issues of corruption which will enhance the need for collective efforts and partnership towards the fight.

In his remarks, chairman of the ceremony, Adam Goguen, Lecturer and Registrar, thanked the Law Society for organizing the event.  He revealed that public lectures are usual activities of the University but this was the first time students themselves took the initiative of choosing who they wanted to hear from. Mr. Goguen admitted that the public lecture was valuable as it enhanced dialogue with students and give them ideas on practical issues.

The lecture was climaxed by questions, concerns and comments from lecturers and students

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