By Peter Duru, Makurdi
Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has canvassed the introduction of death penalty in Nigeria’s legal system as punishment for corrupt practices in the country.
Tsav maintained that when introduced, the new law would go a long way in checking the rising cases of corrupt practices in all sectors of the nation’s economy.
The anti corruption crusader who was reacting to the various cases of fraud and corruption involving top government functionaries said the rising wave of corruption among those entrusted with positions of responsibilities in the country has made it inevitable for the introduction of death penalty for corruption.
According to him, “the level of stealing by those entrusted with sensitive positions in the country calls for the introduction of death penalty as punishment for corrupt practices in the country.
“Stealing in Nigeria has gone high tech and it will take a corresponding action by government to checkmate the masterminds of this condemnable act in our country”, Tsav added.
He however, urged the government to scale up its fight against corruption in the country if it must win the war against the menace.