Kenneth Okonkwo, a lawyer, has raised doubt about the efficiency of merely suspending officials implicated in financial scandals. He contended that suspension is an insufficient penalty and cited cases in which people suspended for financial malfeasance went on to win important jobs or titles. He stated that an AGF accountant, who had been suspended because to allegations of fraud of N109 billion, was thereafter appointed as a high chief in his community. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Okonkwo made this statement in reaction to Tinubu’s suspension of embattled Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Minister, Dr. Betta Edu, over the N585 million scandal. He suggested that the real solution lies in prosecuting and convicting individuals involved in corruption, emphasizing that anything short of legal action is merely for show.
In Okonkwo’s words: “They suspended one AGF they said took N109bn, later he was made a High Chief in his place. They suspended one Central Bank governor, and from there he proceeded to become Emir of Kano. Prosecute and convict, anything apart from that is optics”. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>