“Don’t Kill Someone Who Stole 1Million or 1Billion”: Prominent APC Senator Speaks On Death Penalty

“Don’t Kill Someone Who Stole 1Million or 1Billion”: Prominent APC Senator Speaks On Death Penalty

  • Senator Ali Ndume said those who stole one million or one billion naira should not be killed for stealing government money
  • The Chief Whip of the Senate said someone who steals one trillion of government money should be killed
  • Ndume said the death penalty for drug dealers is the best deterrent because they kill many people

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Chief Whip of the Senate, Ali Ndume, said he would support the death penalty for anybody found waiting for stealing one trillion naira of government money.

Ndume, however, cautioned against killing those who steal one million or one billion.

APC senator says “don’t kill someone who stole 1million or billion”
Ndume backs killing of anyone who steals N1trillion Photo credit: @Malindume
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According to Vanguard, he stated this while speaking on Channels Television Politics Today On Tuesday, May 14.

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“I have been to the National Assembly, I can’t say because we are on TV now and not telling the truth. If the death penalty is supposed to be included in corruption, I will support it but you don’t go and kill someone that stole one million or one billion, no. But someone who steals one trillion of government money should be killed.”

The federal lawmaker said that corruption in Nigeria is people-driven, adding that politicians steal and share with the people, The Punch reports.

“If you compare us, politicians, to all the corruption, it is very small. Our corruption is people-driven. If you steal it, you will go and share it with the people. If you don’t, you are not coming back for four years. There is no reason for stealing.”

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Ndume, who represents Borno South senatorial district said drug dealers should be killed because they kill many lives.

“The death penalty is the best deterrent for those being caught for drugs. If you do drugs, you are killing people.
“That means you have destroyed the lives of so many people and killed so many people.”

Ndume blasts Tinubu's govt over cybersecurity levy

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ndume maintained that the cybersecurity levy will impoverish Nigerians following the country's current hardship.

According to Ndume, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's government has continued to add more burdens on Nigerians, yet "nothing is done to increase their income".

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), through its circular, disclosed that the implementation of the levy would commence in two weeks

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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