- Ali Aju-Janga, the commissioner of police in Kaduna state, is advocating for life imprisonment and death penalty as punishment for corruption
- The police boss said that stiffer punishment is needed to stop corrupt practices in the country, adding that those found liable should be barred from public offices
- Aju-Janga also charged the country's youth to be agents against the practice, saying returning stolen funds is not enough deterrent
The commissioner of police in Kaduna, Ali Aju-Janga, on Wednesday, October 9, asked for the review of the law against corruption in the country, asking that it includes life jail term and death penalty.
The commissioner made this known at the 4th multidisciplinary national conference held in Zaria, Kaduna state, which was focused on how to tackle insecurity in the nation through science and technology, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Aju Janga who was represented by the Zaria Area Commander Surajo Mohammed-Fana said that stronger punishment must be meted out in order to deal with corruption in the country.
He added that those who are found to have stolen public wealth should not only be made to return what they stole, but stopped from filling any public position in the future.
“The penalty for corrupt practices in Nigeria should be reviewed to either life imprisonment or death penalty to serve as deterrent.
“Persons found to have corruptly enriched themselves should not only be made to return such ill-gotten wealth but should be barred from holding any public office,” he said.
The commissioner also urged youths to be at the forefront of the fight against corruption in the nation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said that the wave of corruption in Nigeria is not as reckless as it was in the past.
Magu made the assertion in a chat with newsmen during a visit to the commission’s Makurdi office.
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