Group wants ex-president prosecuted if found wanting in power probe
The House of Representatives has been urged to go beyond mere determination to probe activities of past and present administrations and those found wanting should be prosecuted to serve as deterrent.
Addressing the media in Lagos yesterday, Southwest Peoples Alliance urged the federal lawmakers to focus on the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which spent over $16 billion on the power sector but the country has nothing to show for it.
Chairman of the group, Oseni Owolabi Ajimomuya and the Secretary, Ismael Lanre Oguntoyinbo commended the House of Representatives for its determination to probe the power sector spending in the country right from 1999, just as it noted the necessity of accountability as a nation if we were to make any progress.
The group added that while it is confident that the investigation by the House of Representatives would unmask the fraud that was committed by Obasanjo and his cronies in the power sector “we demand that the House should, upon the completion of its investigation, endeavor to submit his name and his conspirators to the country’s anti-corruption agencies, the EFCC and ICPC for full prosecution.”
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