Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Federal Government has been urged to take the bull by the horns in tackling corruption.
The Deputy Chairman, National Conscience Party, (NCP), Comrade Waheel Lawal made the assertion while speaking with The Hope in Osogbo.
He said following the normal procedures in tackling corruption may not yield positive results.
“If we are to follow the normal procedures, it may take years to get it done, because those who are to investigate are also corrupt.”
The NCP stalwart lauded President Buhari’s decision over the suspension of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
He said there were many cases with the Nigeria Judiciary Commission, (NJC), in the last four years that have not seen the light of the day.
He noted that the country was enmeshed in corruption and for it to be redeemed, a big step had to be taken.
Reacting to the suspended CJN’s case as being political, Lawal asked whether Onnoghen can justify the amount in his account with his job.
He said “In 1994, Hon. Justice Kayode Esho panel indicted Onnoghen on the same allegation, but due to some reasons, it was said the panel did not follow due process and the same thing is repeating itself.”
He said “Except we fight corruption in totality, corruption will fight us back. If we had tackled this corruption earlier, we won’t be where we are today.”