CUPP Calls For Establishment Of Special Court To Try Corruption Matters

July 15, 2020
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Chairman, Contact and Mobilization Committee and member, Steering
Committee of The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Rev.
Olusegun Peters has urged the federal government to take the war
against corruption seriously and prosecute all public officeholders
indicted in accordance with the law of the land. The group demanded
the establishment od special court to try corruption matters.

Peters in a statement he issued in Abuja, yesterday, said that there
should be no sacred cow in the fight against corruption if the nation
should be rid of this cankerworm that has eaten deep in the fabric of
the country. He noted that the fight against corruption should be
holistic no matter whose ox is gored.

He said that for long the President Muhammadu Buhari government has
tackled corruption with a kid’s glove which resulted to the escalation
of corruption cases in the country including the suspended EFCC acting
chairman, Ibrahim Megu who is currently facing investigation.

He said, “From the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to the
Niger Delta Development Commission, through the National Social
Investment Programme that disbursed billions of naira curious
palliatives including feeding students at home during the lockdown,
the nation stinks of corruption.

“CUPP calls for the establishment of a special court to try corruption
related matters. It will accelerate trial of those indicted of corrupt
practices as justice delayed amounts to justice denied. The era of
prosecuting public officeholders charged with corruption for over 12
years is unfair, unjust, unacceptable, despicable and justice
juxtaposed. This will not happen if a special court is established to
handle corruption related matters as time is of the essence. Justice
must be done and seen to have been done to avoid corruption fighting
back with looted funds.

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