THE Taraba State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Ibrahim El-Sudi, on Monday described plea bargaining enshrined in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act as encouraging corruption in Nigeria.
El-Sudi stated this in an interview with journalists in his office in Jalingo.
He said, “The anti graft war must be taken very seriously because corruption has dealt with this country.
“In my view, corrupt leaders are even deadlier than terrorists and other criminal elements terrorising the people.
“They are responsible for millions of deaths due to the poor health sector, bad roads, hunger, and just about every other decayed section of our society.
“Even the insecurity we are talking
about now is partly a consequence of their actions or inactions.
“For me, I think it is very important for the National Assembly to amend the EFCC Act and remove the plea bargain from its books so that those who have denied the people of their patrimony for so long will face the full wrath of the law.” PUNCH