Abuja - Some protesters stormed the National Assembly on Wednesday, demanded a legislation that would prescribed death penalty as punishment for corruption in the country, Punch reports.
They said there was no way Nigeria would made progress if corruption in public office was not brought under control.
In the letter to the House, the protesters wrote, “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.
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“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.”
However, they said they were confident that with President Muhammadu Buhari in power, the fight against corruption would be fast-tracked.
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