The Lagos state house of assembly has said that the Federal Government
must recover stolen funds from indicted former public officials and
Speaking to reporters separately at a training programme organised by
the assembly at the Green Legacy Resort inside Olusegun Obasanjo
Presidential Library, OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State the assembly through
its lawmakers; stated that the indicted Nigerians should not be allowed
to go scot free.
Speaking Mr. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe 1 stated that if
Nigerians had voted former president Goodluck Jonathan, things would
have been worse.
“Whether the people involved in the massive corruption allegations
are jailed or not, let us get the money back. You can jail them to serve
as a deterrent to others, but the money must be collected,” he said.
The lawmaker urged members of the judiciary to do their best to
ensure that guilty public officials and their cronies do not go scot
On his part, Mr. Bisi Yusuf stated that, when President Muhammadu
Buhari indicated interest to contest for the nation’s presidency, people
didn’t know that he could achieve maximum moral standard, but that the
people can now see that it was God that put him in power.
“We can see the revelations. Imagine if the Peoples Democratic
Party,PDP, got back to power, it would have been so bad and Nigeria
would have totally broken down.
“The revelation of financial recklessness of the past government and
the huge amount of money that is being discussed is criminal, the people
involved should be prosecuted. The first thing is for us to take the
money back from them and people should know how much has been collected
and they must be prosecuted,” he said.