Don’t Send Looters To Jail, Let Them Wallow In Shame – PDP Official Begs Buhari

PIC. 19.  FROM LEFT: VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO; PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI; CHILDREN OF THE DECEASED, MRS TOLA OYEDIRAN AND  DR TOKUNBO AWOLOWO-DOSUMU, AT THE BURIAL OF CHIEF H.I.D. AWOLOWO, AT IKENNE IN OGUN ON  WEDNESDAY (25/11/15). 7298/25/11/2015/OEA/BJO/NAN

The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Bauchi state, Alhaji Bashir Rimi-Zaya has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against sending those accused of looting the public treasury to jail, stressing that they should be allowed to continue living with the terrible shame they brought upon themselves.

Making this call on Saturday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi, the state capital, he however requested that all public funds stolen by corrupt officials should be recovered from them.
Rimi-Zaya expressed support to the President on the fight against corruption and efforts at recovering stolen funds, saying “retrieve the loots from the looters but don’t prosecute or send them to jail.

“Anyone who has stolen public fund, even if it is me, should return the exact amount to the public treasury.

“But, I am begging Buhari to set the looters free and allow them to continue to live in terrible shame they have brought to themselves.”

The PDP chieftain further expressed satisfaction with the judiciary in the handling of corruption cases but cautioned that the government should be discerning in some of the matters.
“We all know that there are good judges and good lawyers, and there are bad judges and lawyers, therefore, Buhari should ensure that corrupt cases are sent to credible judges and lawyers,” he stated.

Source: NAN

1 Comment

  • Are you for real man! Why don’t you consider what could have been done with the looted money for the masses. Or, in the case of ‘Dansukigate ‘, lives lost in the military for lack of better weapons to prosecute campaign against Boko Haram. Is it lives and properties lost in the Northeastern part of the country that can not be monetized. Your advocacy is crazy. Let the looters rot in jail. In fact, I would have prescribed having them lined up and shot, because their crime is against humanity.

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