The pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd), in this interview with SUCCESS NWOGU, speaks on looters’ list recently released by the Federal Government and other anti-graft issues
What is your reaction to the looters’ list recently released by the Federal Government?
Corruption or stealing knows no colour. If anybody is guilty of corruption or indicted for taking public money, such person should be dealt with according to the law. The question of allowing the person to go scot-free does not help society. Once there are verifiable facts that a person had committed a crime, such a person should be dealt with whether or not the offender is a member of the All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party or any other party. I do not like the idea of giving preference to A or B. I am not concerned about a particular party. If you belong to any party and you have misappropriated or embezzled public funds, let the law take its course. That will demonstrate to the people that no matter who is involved, the government is committed to fighting corruption.