FG Threatens Corrupt Lawyers, Bankers And Brokers With Sanction

FG Threatens Corrupt Lawyers, Bankers And Brokers With Sanction

The Federal Government has said it will henceforth insist on
enforcement of sanctions by professional bodies against lawyers, bankers
and brokers indicted for corruption.  

President Buhari said this in Abuja on Tuesday during the Democracy
Day anti-corruption summit titled, ‘Curbing electoral spending: A
panacea for public corruption,’ organised by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission. He stated that his administration was taking stock of
the progress recorded so far by the anti-graft campaign and devising
new strategies to address existing challenges.  

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Buhari explained that the outcome of the process, which had been
initiated by the Presidential Advisory Committee and all anti-corruption
agencies in the country, would serve as the basis for more effort by
his administration to, among other things, strengthen the capacity of
the EFCC and other anti-graft bodies.

The President said, “I am pleased to inform you that this process has
already started with the recent interaction by the Presidential
Advisory Committee and all anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria.  

The outcome of the interaction, among others, shall serve as the
basis for a more concerted effort by this administration to close
existing legislative loopholes, facilitate collaboration with the
judiciary and strengthen the criminal justice system, enforce effective
asset declaration by public office holders, ensure sanctions by
professional bodies against lawyers, bankers, brokers, public officials,
and other individuals facilitating corrupt practices and ensure
comprehensive support and protection to whistle-blowers, witnesses and
victims of corruption.” 

Buhari added that his government would insist on unconditional return
of looted assets kept abroad and strengthen international cooperation
through information and mutual legal assistance. 

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