By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja that his administration was not in a hurry to prosecute those suspected to have stolen from the public coffers until verifiable evidences were fully documented against them.
He said that everyone was presumed innocent until proven guilty by the law, saying that Nigeria was not under military rule where the law may be jettisoned.
According to him, the government was determined to follow due process to give recourse to democratic norms.
The president who spoke while in audience with a delegation from the Foursquare Gospel Church, at the presidential villa however restated his commitment to recovering stolen funds.
“Under military rule, people could be arrested and held on the basis of suspicion, but in a true democracy, anyone accused of an offense must be presumed innocent till pronounced guilty by a court of law,” he said.
He congratulated the Foursquare Church in Nigeria on its 60th anniversary convention which was concluded on Sunday.
In his remarks, the General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev Felix Meduoye commended the Buhari administration for initiating a full scale war against corruption and insurgency in the land, pledging that the church will continue to pray for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.