EFCC/NDDC: Ohanaeze calls for severe punishment for looters

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called for severe punishment for all those found culpable in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleged looting saga.

Chuks Ibegbu, the Spokesman of Ohanaeze, who made the call in a telephone interview with Newspot, on Friday morning, posited that proper sanction of the culprits would go along way in sending a message to the international community, of President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government’s seriousness in the fight against corruption.

He berated Nigeria billionaire businessman, Chief Arthur Eze over his recent comment on Igbo nation and insisted that South East zone was only yearning for federal government presence.

“We call for federal presence in Igbo land and not police station which people like Arthur Eze are falling over themselves to praise the federal government to the high heavens. We don’t want prisons and police stations. We want industries,” Ibegbu asserted.

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He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the speedy work on the second Niger bridge and the Enugu International Airport.

“All federal agencies and foreign airlines should be in the Enugu Airport when completed in order to make it truly international, else it will only be international in name and mouth, “he concluded.

Ibegbu also lamented the bizarre circumstance surrounding the death of Miss Tolulope Arotile, and called for full investigation into the demise of the Air force personnel.

Newspot reports that Nigeria’s flying officer, Tolulope Arotile, was laid to rest on Thursday.

Arotile who was Nigerian Air Force fighter pilot was buried at the military cemetery in Abuja amid tears.

The 24-year-old flying officer was recently hit by a car driven by an ex-classmate in Kaduna and she died after sustaining head injury.

Present during the burial was the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his wife; the House Committee Chairman on Air Force, Bala Ib’n Nalla and the family members of the deceased.

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