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Corruption: Nobody Has Approached My Committee For Confession – Sagay

Posted: Nov 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos
Months after urging looters of the nation’s patrimony to come forward and confess so as to obtain lenient terms, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), on Thursday said that nobody has approached the committee to do so.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay who insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption is not selective said instead of debating over the war against corruption is one-sided or not, looters should return looted funds so as to obtain certain lenient terms.
“To the best of my knowledge, nobody has approached my committee to confess, return what is in their possession  and plead for leniency” he said.
“What I said then was that anyone who knows that his hands are dirty, should come out and confess. I am sure, certain lenient  terms can be obtained by him, but let them not hide under the cloak of selectivity ignoring that their hands are deep red with guilt”.
“For me, there is no selectivity, it is plain and straight forward. Those who have looted the country’s funds are going to be requested to return them and in fact, prosecuted if necessary. It has nothing to do with selectivity” he said.