Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to use the confessional statements made by Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin to arrest and prosecute those involved in the 2016 budget padding at the National Assembly.
National Publicity Secretary of CDHR, Rasheed Raji Ropo, in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo Tuesday, said the group cannot continue to watch “these leaders to continue to ruin our countries”.
The statement reads in part: ” The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has been following the whole scenario emanating from the messy issues going on at the National Assembly, it shows that the country has been in serious political and economic mess due to the selfish conducts of some politicians who claimed to be leading the affairs of the country.
“As a human Rights Organisation, we cannot continue to watch these leaders to continue to ruin our countries, hence we are using our medium to call on the Economic a Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) to use the very many confessional Statements by Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin to arrest and prosecute those involved in the 2016 budget padding at the National assembly.
“With all of these going on, we believe that the EFCC and ICPC do not need any evidence any longer to arrest, investigate and prosecute the culprits mentioned in the statements.
“We urge the EFCC and ICPC not to wait for the body language of anybody to do the job which they were established to do.
“They should do their job and put things right in the country because the so called accusations and counter accusations going on is the answer to the prayer of the common man on the street who is expecting the dividends of democracy because their unity for corruption is against the benefit of the common man.
“For us at the CDHR, we are keenly watching the way the law enforcement agents will handle Hon. Jibrin statements then if we see anything less to the satisfaction of Nigerians, we will come and mobilize Nigerians to occupy the National Assembly for condoning corruption against the policy of the government of the day.”