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Diezani: Buhari Can Arrest Anybody – Babatope

Posted: Oct 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

A former Minister of Transport, Ebenezer Babatope on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari as the country’s Commander-in- Chief has the powers to arrest anybody in a bid to sanitise the country of corruption.

The member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) was reacting to the arrest of former
Minister of Petroleum
Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was arrested in the UK National Crime Agency  alongside four other people by the
British law enforcement agency on the order of the Presidency.

Babatope however cautioned that while the president has the powers to arrest, he must ensure get its fact right and ensure that only those who are guilty are arrested.

He added that rubbishing the integrity of innocent individuals will not do the Buhari administartion any good.

“President Buhari can arrest anybody in his bid to curb corruption in Nigeria but he must ensure that people’s integrity and personalities are not unduly assaulted”.

” They must make sure they know what they are doing. They should not just go and start arresting innocent people. But when they arrest peoplean they must be very well justified and know why they are arresting”

“At the end of the day, if the people they are arresting are people who are found to have done nothing wrong, that will cast a very bad slur on the image of the government” he said.
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