Describe the role of the office of the Attorney General in the prosecution of criminal offences

Under section 26(3) and 4 of the Constitution the Attorney General is empowered to;
• Institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court other than a court martial for any alleged offence.

• Take over and continue any criminal proceeding instituted and undertaken any other person or authority.

• Discontinue at any state before judgment is delivered any criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken himself or any other person or body.

• Order the commissioner of police to investigate any alleged or suspected criminal act. The commissioner must oblige and report to the Attorney General.

• The Attorney General is the public prosecutor.
• He is the only amicus curie.



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