What would have happened to some Nigerians if Buhari was fighting corruption – Soyinka


Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said many people would have been in jail if President Muhammadu Buhari was indeed fighting corruption.

Soyinka, speaking on AIT, lambasted the federal government for its inefficiency in the fight against corruption in the country.

He point out that corruption cases involving some state governors over whom much evidence had already been gathered, suddenly died down without any tangible reason.

Soyinka said, “There are so many people who should be in prison if this government had not run out of steam, and so the system is being 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.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which I backed solidly ever since the days of (Nuhu) Ribadu, in all kinds of ways; we no longer can distinguish from right and left.”

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