An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Mr. Chyma Anthony, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan, to prosecute with immediate effect those indicted in the Fuel Subsidy report probe conducted by the House of Representatives.
Speaking exclusively with LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, Anthony expressed his disappointment in the inability of Nigeria to prosecute those indicted in the probe, even as he described as unnecessary the undue attention given to the bribery scandal involving Hon Farouk and Mr. Femi Otedola.
“If they have done something that is against the law of the country, they should be arrested and prosecuted. That should not stop the implementation of the probe report.
“The probe has been completed but the issue of someone bribing another, which they termed a sting operation, is delaying its implementation. If it were a sting operation, why didn’t the State Security Services (SSS) arrest them immediately and prosecute them? We should look at the bigger picture which is N2.6 trillion that is involved.
We cannot be talking about N80 million when we have this chunk of money that can save the whole country in the pockets of some people,” he stated.
“I call on the President and the Attorney General of Federation to expedite action in the prosecution of these people. The people that committed fouls against Nigerians should be made to face the full wrath of the law. Femi Otedola, who gave the bribe and Farouk Lawal that received it should be tried accordingly,” he concluded.