Why Past leaders should be tried by EFCC – CACOL, CD back Soyinka

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Prof. Wole Soyinka

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, and Campaign for Democracy, CD, have reacted to Nobel laurette, Wole Soyinka’s call for trial of Nigeria’s past leaders.

Wole Soyinka’s at the opening of a meeting of heads of anti corruption agencies on Monday called on the EFCC to beam its searchlight on some country’s former leaders.

Reacting, CACOL Director, Debo Adeniran, while speaking with Punch, called on the federal government to summon past leaders and have them tried by the anti-graft agency.

According to him, Nigerians see them as being ‘pathetically corrupt’.

He said “All past leaders are supposed to have been on trial for various corruption and human rights violation.

“A lot of Nigerians know that these past leaders are pathetically corrupt and the present administration should summon the courage to bring them to justice.”

Likewise, the CD President, Usman Abdul, said the fight against corruption will be a mere ‘witch hunt’ until the past leaders were being tried by EFCC.

“The fight against corruption will be a mere witch-hunt until we scratch these past leaders.

“I agree with Prof. Soyinka that the government must prosecute these past leaders alleged to be corrupt. The trials of all of them are long overdue,” he stated.

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