The Federal Government’s fight against corruption has been given up,
as corruption cases are stretched out into silence by all kinds of
technicalities, the Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has said.
Speaking on the African Independent Television’s Kaakaki programme on
Wednesday, Soyinka said if the government had maintained the tempo it
started the anti-corruption fight, so many people should have been in
prisons by now, further alleging that the system has been manipulated.
“There are cases where the prosecution had reached the level where
evidence had been given on governors who had been stealing and
depositing in bits and pieces so as not to flout a certain regulation.
I mean cases have been taken to that level and suddenly, silence,” he
He said the National Assembly should heed the calls for the
restructuring of Nigeria and take responsibility towards the effect,
adding that lawmakers have the mandate to carry out that