EFCC Stages Road Shows in Ibadan, as Ex-Daily Times MD, Urges Death Penalty for Looters


Ademola Babalola in Ibadan

Determined to strengthen its anti-corruption crusade to nooks and crannies of the country, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday staged a road show in some major roads in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

The event which was climaxed with a special lecture saw a former Managing Director, defunct Daily Times, chief Areoye Oyebola, canvassing death penalty for looters of the nation’s treasury.

Also, Oyebola called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a stakeholders’ meeting of judicial officers in the ministry of Justice which include the Chief justice of Nigeria, all Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) and others in order to have a headway in the fight against corruption before the cankerworm kills Nigeria.

He spoke at Mapo hall, after a rally organised by the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC held across major streets of the city.

He said “We have a battle before us. We have an emergency in Nigeria, those who are not informed know that we are in a very serious situation.

“Buhari should call a meeting of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Judges of the Supreme court, Judges of the Court of Appeal, leadership of the National Assembly, all the leaders of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and inform all of them the business will not be as usual. Let us do something drastic and deal with those who are ruining the country.The judiciary must change. And the situation has to change.

“Any of the judges who make frivolous adjournments should be pencilled down and calls to caution. The President must publicise all the money and properties recovered and let the Nigerian people know what is going on. He has to do that.

“He should quickly negotiate where our money is and promise them a certain percentage to fast track return of looted funds because releasing the money back will affect the economy. Give them up to five or 10 percent, this is a drastic step Nigeria must take. It is a bold step Nigeria must take. It must not be business as usual.”