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.