Strip Alamieye­seigha of pres­i­den­tial par­don - CACOL

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Cle­ment A. Oloyede

The Coali­tion Against Cor­rupt Lead­ers (CACOL) has called on the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to strip a for­mer gover­nor of Bayelsa State, late DSP Diepr­eye Alamieye­seigha, of the pres­i­den­tial par­don granted to him by the for­mer ad­min­is­tra­tion.

In a state­ment by its ex­ec­u­tive chair­man, Debo Adeni­ran, the group lauded the de­ci­sion of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to re­open the cor­rup­tion cases against a for­mer gover­nor of Delta State, James Ibori, over money laun­der­ing and some other for­mer gov­er­nors in­clud­ing some who are cur­rently serv­ing as se­na­tors.

“We call for the post­hu­mous strip­ping of the pres­i­den­tial par­don granted the late fugi­tive, Mr. Diepr­eye Alaimaeye­seigha, and his post­hu­mous trial. Those for­mer gov­er­nors who have been en­joy­ing ‘per­pet­ual in­junc­tions’ for close to a decade now, like Peter Odili and ’Joshua Dariyes cases must be ex­humed”, he said.

He urged the In­de­pen­dent ICPC to im­me­di­ately act on the re­ported let­ter from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to the agency. He also called on the EFCC to re­visit all the re­lated cases the agency had han­dled in the past in spite of pre­vi­ous frus­tra­tion its ef­forts and civil so­ci­ety groups.

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