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Cleric slams Buhari’s anti-graft war

By Perez Brisibe

UGHELLI—THE Apostolic Vicar of Bomadi Vicariate, Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo, has lamented what he described as the high level of impunity and abuse of human rights in the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bishop Egbebo, in an interview with Vanguard,  weekend, in Bomadi during the consecration of a Catholic priest under his vicariate, accused President Buhari of being selective in his drive to recoup money said to have been stolen from the nation’s treasury.

Citing the case of former Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpobulokemi, the Catholic vicar described same as saddening and an abuse of the dignity and rights of Nigerians irrespective of what charge was brought before them.

“In as much as we would want to commend President Buhari on his zero tolerance on corruption, it is very disheartening and a risk to our democracy that the President would have the impunity to set aside court orders under the guise of his anti-corruption war,” he said.

“From videos I have seen, the way and manner Akpobulokemi was bundled into a bus by security agents despite meeting his bail conditions, is really embarrassing for us as Nigerians and the Nigerian government.

“The way to go about this is not to hound a selected few thereby making them scapegoats, rather, if someone has done something wrong, let them answer for it as prescribed in the constitution because what we are witnessing as a people is dehumanizing and very disheartening.”

 


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