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President Buhari Says Special Court Coming Soon, Warns Looters Of Consequences

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President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed in an interview that his government would soon launch a special anti-corruption tribunal that would have the powers to seize cash and assets of Nigerians convicted of failing to explain how they came about their humongous wealth.

“They will be asked to prove how they acquired the difference, otherwise, everything will be taken away and they will be prosecuted,” Mr Buhari said in an interview with Voice of America as part of his recent visit to the United States.

The president said he will carefully select the judges for the tribunal and “give them time and necessary evidence such as the bank balance and properties owned by individuals in comparison to their wages.”

The president made the comments when asked about the status of his anti-corruption efforts and why no one in his administration has been arrested by the EFCC despite allegations of corruption.

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, was indicted by a judicial panel in Rivers States following claims he mismanaged public funds while he was governing the state from 2007 to 2015.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, was also exposed as owning properties abroad worth obviously more than he would otherwise have been able to afford with his salaries.

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The president said if his officials are arrested, they should face the consequences.

“Well, there is no any other measure other than to ensure that whoever is arrested is prosecuted for all to see,” Mr Buhari said.

He conceded the argument of his critics that his government had performed bellow expectation in ensuring timely arrest and prosecution of possible looters.

“We should have had a lot more arrests and prosecution by now; EFCC has done a lot; they will investigate and send accused persons to court and Nigerians would be adequately informed. Those who are saying we have not done enough in that regard are right,” he said.

Mr Buhari had muted the idea of setting up special courts to handle corruption cases since assuming office in 2015, but little progress had been made in this regard.

“By the time we set up these special courts and prosecute offenders, I am sure citizens will know that we are serious,” he said. “Those who embezzle public funds should be ready to face the consequences.”

“What we don’t want is to take people to places where the judges may not be able to convict them appropriately,” he added.

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Considering that the country has less than 10 months before the next general elections, Mr Buhari’s special courts may not come on stream until his second term, should he get it.


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    Strongman Benneth

    May 3, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Do you know that you are the worst looters Nigeria ever had? Less than three years you have put the country into indebtedness of N16trillion, the inflated budget of N6.5trillion. You went to London wasting the nation money more than three months on illhealth without given account how much you spent and how you spent it. You went and withdrew more than the sum of $659 with impunity from excess crude account without approval by National house of Assembly. All the monies you claimed that you had recovered from the past government were not accounted for. Your reign promoted the worst human killings especially the Christians by herdsmen and Boko haram. Now what yardstick have you to come out puplicly to tell Nigerian that you would bring corrupt Nigerians to book While you are the worst corrupt public leader Nigeria ever had? STRONGMAN BENNETH the man that kills the witches and wizards including having the authority to give Lucifer and his agents queries in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ speak this Amen!

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