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Falana, Balarabe, CACOL, others condemn amnesty bill for looters

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana; a former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa; and the Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Monday Ubani, are among Nigerians that have condemned a bill in the House of Representatives seeking amnesty for treasury looters.

Others, who have joined in the condemnation of the bill, are a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa; the Chairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Mr. Debo Adeniran; and the President, Campaign for Democracy, Usman Abdul.

The bill, called the Economic Amnesty Bill, seeks to allow those who loot public treasury to return about 70 per cent of the stolen funds in exchange for total amnesty from prosecution.

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