- Professor Itse Sagay has accused the Nigerian Senate of sabotaging the anti-corruption war
- Sagay said the Senators are botching all plans to end corruption
- He accused them of planning to return Nigeria to the state it was during Jonathan's era
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has once again accused the 8th Senate of promoting corruption.
NAIJ.com learnt that Sagay's statement was a reaction to Senate president Bukola Saraki's statement on corruption given at the Book Launch of Senator Dino Melaye.
Sagay, while reacting to Saraki's statement said: “In fact, the National Assembly has constituted itself into an opposition to the anti-corruption struggle.
"It has mounted a war against the anti-corruption struggle. It has decided to obstruct it at every stage.
“For example, the bill for a special criminal court is not moving. And we saw the way they tried to stop Magu from being chairman of EFCC just because they found out he was effective, determined and incorruptible.
“So they really want to weaken it, destroy it and bring it to the level it was when Jonathan was in power. So, they’re enemies of the anti-corruption struggle, there’s no question about that.”
The Cable reports that Sagay added that contrary to Saraki’s statement that the anti-corruption war was all about jailing people; “What we are determined to do at any cost is to recover every stolen kobo, all the loot taken from Nigeria, 100 per cent."
Meanwhile, Sagay has revealed that judges who brought shame to Nigeria must face the punishment.
He also said the same fate awaited civil servants found to be corrupt adding that this would bring sanity to the system.
Some judges and Senior Advocates of Nigeria are currently facing corruption trial after they were raided by security forces.
Sagay maintained that those who shamelessly approach judges and introduce them to culture of corruption deserve harsh punishment.
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