Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Probe and Prosecute All Nigerian Office Holders from 1979 to Date.

Nuhu Ribadu, the head of EFCC.
Nuhu Ribadu, the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC)of Nigeria has warned that the EFCC will not retreat in the current pursuit of corrupt state governors in Nigeria. Because, most of them have been looting the national treasury with impunity under the cover of immunity. Because, they are immune from prosecution while in office, he told the BBC.

The President of Nigeria.Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

If the EFCC needs the cooperation and support of the Nigerian Times in the war against corruption in high places, I am ready to assist the commission locally and internationally in the thorough investigation of the suspicious activities of these Nigerian public officers and their foreign collaborators.

But, before I can do that, the Federal Government of Nigeria should remove immunity clause from the Nigerian Constitution, so that we can prosecute all the public officers, including the President of Nigeria. And anyone found guilty should be dismissed or impeached immediately for corrupt practices. And we should probe all Nigerian public officers from 1979 to date. Because, the godfathers of corruption in Nigeria are still at work in Nigeria and they are planning to return to the state house in 2007. We all know them. Because, they are not invisible. The sacred cows of Nigerian politics are still grazing on the pastures of Nigeria from Lagos to Abuja.

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