Protesters Storm National Assembly

Some protesters, on Wednesday, stormed the National Assembly complex demanding a legislation that would prescribe the death penalty as punishment for corruption in the country.

Speaking under the auspices of a group called, Voice of the Voiceless, they said there was no way Nigeria would make progress, if corruption in public office was not brought under control.

They wrote separate letters to Bukola Saraki, senate president and Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

In the letter to the House, which was signed by Oliver Ezeala, the National Coordinator of the group said, “Corruption, as we are all aware of, has eaten so deep into the fabric of this great nation and we are strongly advocating the death penalty to anybody who is found guilty of corrupt practices, no matter how highly-placed such an individual is in the society.”

Continuing, Ezeala added that, “Nigeria has tried every other measure of deterrent but to no avail. We want this great nation to toe the path of countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, China and other world powers who have achieved so much developmental strides as a result of their zero tolerance for corruption.”

Members of the group said they were confident that with Muhammadu Buhari in power, the fight against corruption would be fast-tracked. “We believe that he will fight this our common hydra-headed enemy to a complete standstill,” the group said.

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