Haji’s office issues new rules for prosecutors on preferring charges


What you need to know:

  • Under the first test, prosecutors will have to ascertain the strength of the evidence.
  • They will only pursue cases with realistic prospects of conviction.
  • Under the second test, they will consider the culpability of the suspect.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has issued new guidelines that prosecutors will now be expected to use to decide whether or not to prefer charges against suspects in corruption and other criminal cases.


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