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Cleric accuses the judiciary of frustrating anti-graft war

Dayo Johnson, Akure

THE judiciary has been blamed for frustrating the Buhari government war against corruption.

Deputy General Overseer of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor Emmanuel Toluwayemi said this in Akure his Apostolic visit to Region 3 of the church in the state.

Toluwayemi, who lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for confronting the “malaise of corruption headlong,” noted that “but much still has to be done and the judiciary must help the regime in this fight”.

He added: “Cases brought before the court by the EFCC are dragging too long. The courts should do more work to deal with cases faster and decisively.

“If we have all these cases in court and convictions are not made the whole exercise may just be a waste of time.

“This is where the Church should come in with teachings that will change the orientation of the people and encourage them to be more God-fearing and people-loving”.

He warned against bias or being selective in the fight against the menace by the Buhari government.

On violence, the clergyman said: “The rising level of violence in the country today remains a source of great concern.

“Kidnapping has become a big time business in the country, and deadly attacks by herdsmen on innocent citizens remains unabated, while the Niger Delta Avengers are still threatening.

“ We really need to intensify our prayers for God’s intervention in our country. The experience under different governments, military and civilian, different political parties, have shown that human efforts alone is not enough”.


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