Why we’re yet to charge corrupt people to court —Buhari

Posted by News Express | 16 November 2015 | 3,473 times

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President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja explained why his administration has yet to begin the arraignment of corrupt people, reassuring that his governmrnt will give full regard to due process and the rule of law in the prosecution of its war against graft.

Speaking at an audience with a delegation from the Foursquare Gospel Church, President Buhari restated his commitment to recovering stolen funds, but stressed that this would be fully within the ambit of the law.

“Under military rule, people could be arrested and held on the basis of suspicion, but in a true democracy, anyone accused of an offence must be presumed innocent till pronounced guilty by a court of law,” the President noted.

He said that his administration was therefore diligently building up its case against those accused of stealing government funds, getting necessary evidence and facts, before formal charges are brought against them.

Buhari congratulated the Foursquare Church in Nigeria on its 60th anniversary convention which was concluded on Sunday.

In his remarks, the General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev Felix Meduoye, lauded the Buhari administration for its positive strides in the war against corruption and insurgency.

He said that the church will continue to pray for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

•Photo shows President Muhammadu Buhari presented with a gift by the General Overseer Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Rev Felix Meduoye . . . today at the State House in Abuja.

Source: News Express

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