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Clerics propose strict punishment for looters

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Following the Ikoyigate saga, the Vicar General, Archdiocese of Lagos, Rt. Rev. Monsignor Aniagwu has called for punitive measures against looters.

The cleric who spoke at a press conference ahead of the centenary Marian year, said looters should be dealt with according to the rule of law to serve as a deterrent to others who plan to engage in such act. Aniagwu, who said he does not believe in condemning people before they are found guilty, decried the process of the court system in the country.

He, however, commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) efforts in combating corruption, calling on Nigerians to be patient with them as they are humans susceptible to mistakes.

He urged Nigerians to continuously pray for the prosperity of the country, just as the Catholic Church worldwide celebrates the centenary Marian year.

Programmes lined up to mark the 2017 Marian year include, a novena to kick off the nine-day event, which will take place from May 18 -26. The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins on May 27, will lead a procession from St. Agnes Catholic Church Maryland to the National Stadium Surulere.

Also, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Ife (Anglican communion) The Rt Rvd Olubunmi Akinlade, has urged the executive and legislator to end their continued bickering and work for the progress of the country.



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