- A group, MOPYON, has decried the rising cases of corruption in the country
- The national coordinator of the group, Remigius Nwaonu, said Buhari's government would not relent in its efforts to fight corruption
- Nwaonu, however, advocated the death penalty for corrupt public officials
A group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Movement of Progressive Youth of Nigeria (MOPYON), has prescribed capital punishment for any public official found culpable of corrupt practice.
The Nation reports that the group also called on the National Assembly to enact laws that would legalise the punishment for the corrupt officials.
Legit.ng gathered that the national coordinator of the group, Remigius Nwaonu, made the call in Abuja at the Progressives National Youth Leadership colloquium and awards organised by the group.
The group said legislations with capital punishment would grossly help in the fight against corruption, especially among public servants.
Nwaonu, who is the youth leader of the party, canvassed the death penalty for corrupt practices.
He faulted the allegation that corruption cases initiated by Buhari in the last six years were to witch hunt perceived opposition.
The MOPYON leader challenged youths to set agenda and be part of the strategic 2023 discussions, stressing there is corruption in the overall framework of human existence in society.
Toe Ekechi, the keynote speaker, said while it is true that an accused is innocent until proven guilty; the party is morally bound not to encourage seriously accused members to fly the party’s ticket.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed it recovered over N1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2021.
It was reported that the chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, stated this while briefing the Senate committee on the anti-corruption and financial crimes committee on Thursday, April 22.
Owasanoye said N418.8m and $1.5m in domiciliary accounts were forfeited to the federal government between January and March 2021.
In a related report, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), asked Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption.
Bawa made the statement on Monday, April 19, when a civil society organisation, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance, visited the EFCC’s headquarters, Abuja.
Bawa noted that the mandate of the EFCC is critical to good governance in Nigeria.