Wednesday, 30 January 2013

NLC Accuse The Judiciary Of Encouraging Corruption

The NLC has accused the Nigeria Judiciary of allegedly encouraging corruption in the country following the two years jail sentence slammed  against the  former Director, Police Pension Board, Yakubu Yusuf

The labour union said  it was startled that a man who pleaded guilty of embezzling  N23.3bn pension fund was allowed to easily walk away after an option of fine of 750, 000thousand naira

According to the NLC in a statement issued in Abuja the judgement delivered by Justice Abubakar Talbas shows clearly that the Nigerian judiciary is being compromised and obviously encouraging corruption in a country that has lost most of her earnings to a few individuals who have used their public offices to corruptly enrich themselves" 

Statement signed by the  Acting President of th Union Comrade  Kiri Mohammed  NLC  said the  "judgement is not only unpatriotic but clearly against national interest as  people are united against corruption" which it said has brought the nation's  image to global ridicule 

It is against this backdrop,  the NLC called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to immediately appeal against the judgement or call for a retrial, adding that the National Judicial Council to should investigate both the judge and the entire case.

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