The Muhamadu Buhari-led Government, on Thursday, stopped the Nigerian Police Force from prosecuting criminal cases.
The Federal Government made its decision known through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN.
The AGF, in a statement signed by his media aide, Salihu Isah, said his Ministry had so far taken over about 8000 case files from Police for prosecution.
He said the action was in line with the provision of section 106 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015.
He further explained that the anti-corruption fight was aimed at not only to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals, but also preventing crimes from being committed through the rigorous application of extant laws and regulations in all facets of our national lives.
Malami said the administration of President Buhari has put Nigeria back in the book of records among world nations.