Oluwo advocates death penalty for corrupt officials


The Oluwo of Iwo land in Osun State, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, on Saturday, urged the federal government to initiate laws that would ensure capital punishment for convicted corrupt officials.

The traditional ruler gave the advice in Abuja at a public presentation of four books authored by a lawyer, Aminu Alilu, a prosecutor and head of the Complex Case Group in the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The four books, none of which is law-related, are The Tongue of Silence (an African play); Arrows in the Shadows (an African play); The Global Bugaboo (a poetry collection), and The Wise Mans’ Scripture (a collection of wise/witty sayings).

In his remarks at the book launch which drew dignitaries from all walks of life, the Oluwo commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign against corruption.

Akanbi, who described Mr Buhari as incorruptible, said he “is the only one standing because I know he never stole any money”.

He, however, attributed the dying health system, among societal ills to corruption.

“I commend President Buhari-led administration for creating a vigorous awareness against corruption.

“We want more from His Excellency; an enforcement of capital punishment for corrupt officials is enough to place Nigeria at the verge of developed nation.

“Without such, effective management of the country’s resources will always be questionable.

“Mr President, we need enforcement of death penalty for the corrupt officials,” he said.

He equally urged the youth to assist his monarchical teaching committed to checkmating corruption in the traditional system.


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