Lawmaker Urges National Assembly to Enforce Death Penalty for Corruption

Mr. Kanmi Ajibola, the representative of Oriade State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, has called on the leadership of the National Assembly to introduce death penalty as a punishment for corruption in Nigeria. In a five-page letter addressed to Senate President Godswill Akpabio and Speaker Tajudeen Abbas, Ajibola highlighted the urgent need to combat the pervasive corruption plaguing the country.

Ajibola, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ilesa Branch, emphasized the detrimental impact of corruption on Nigeria’s development, citing the loss of significant resources that could have been allocated to infrastructure projects. He argued that the existing anti-corruption laws have failed to yield the desired results, necessitating the adoption of capital punishment as a deterrent.

Asserting the authority of the National Assembly to enact laws for the country’s peace and good governance, Ajibola urged swift action to curb corruption before it leads to Nigeria’s demise. He likened the situation to a “death trap of corruption” and urged lawmakers to act decisively to save the nation.

In his plea to the National Assembly, Ajibola urged the leadership to introduce legislation incorporating capital punishment for corruption within thirty days of receiving his letter. He stressed the importance of taking bold steps to combat public corruption and restore peace, order, and good governance in Nigeria.

Ajibola’s proposal raises ethical and legal questions surrounding the use of the death penalty as a deterrent for corruption, sparking debate on the appropriate measures to address systemic graft in the country.


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