CISLAC applauds British government’s arrest of former Nigeria petroleum minister

Issued by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)



Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) welcomes the recent arrest of the former petroleum minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Deziani Allison Madueke, in London.

We vividly support this move of President Muhammad Buhari to align with the international community to bring to book those who have abused the public trust while in office and to make them account for and return all the looted public funds and utilize such funds for developmental purposes that will affect every Nigerian.

We have observed that in similar cases, some powerful corrupt individuals have rushed to some judges or courts to obtain expatriate orders to prevent arrest, investigation and prosecution on perpetual basis. This lives a huge deficit on the integrity of the Nigerian judicial system.

This is also a lesson for the Nigerian judicial system to redeem their integrity by not giving such kind of frivolous injunction which encourages further looters to loot with impunity. The case of James Ibori is fresh in mind as the Nigerian court declared him not guilty while a court in the United Kingdom arrested, investigated and prosecuted him. We therefore insist that the Nigerian judiciary becomes more credible by redeeming itself to restore confidence and make justice reliable to prosecute those who mismanaged funds while in office.

We urge other countries to emulate the British government for arresting and prosecuting corrupt government officials from foreign countries and ensuring that looted or stolen public funds are retuned.

We urge the Nigerian people to support this move by the current Nigerian government and set aside ethnic, religious, geographical or political affiliations, as this is the only way corruption can be curbed and all stolen monies used to foster the much needed development in the country.

We urge the government of Nigeria to be steadfast and focused in the determination to ensure that corrupt individuals are brought to book and further ensure that all the leakages are blocked through strengthened public institutions.


For any press enquiries please contact

Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani)
Executive Director
CISLAC
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Latest

Support Transparency International

Apply Now for Transparency International School on Integrity!

Apply today for the Transparency School 2018 and spend an insightful week with anti-corruption enthusiasts from all over the world!

While the G20 drags its feet, the corrupt continue to benefit from anonymous company ownership

The corrupt don’t like paper trails, they like secrecy. What better way to hide corrupt activity than with a secret company or trust as a front? You can anonymously open bank accounts, make transfers and launder dirty money. If the company is not registered in your name, it can't always be traced back to you.

Urging leaders to act against corruption in the Americas

The hot topic at the 2018 Summit of the Americas is how governments can combat corruption at the highest levels across North and South America.

The impact of land corruption on women: insights from Africa

As part of International Women’s Day, Transparency International is launching the Women, Land and Corruption resource book. This is a collection of unique articles and research findings that describe and analyse the prevalence of land corruption in Africa – and its disproportionate effect on women – presented together with innovative responses from organisations across the continent.

Passport dealers of Europe: navigating the Golden Visa market

Coast or mountains? Real estate or business investment? Want your money back in five years? If you're rich, there are an array of options for European ‘Golden Visas’ at your fingertips, each granting EU residence or citizenship rights.

How the G20 can make state-owned enterprises champions of integrity

For the first time in its presidency of the G20, Argentina is hosting country representatives from across the globe to address the best ways of curtailing corruption and promoting integrity in state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

Europe and Central Asia: More civil engagement needed (Part II)

As follow-up to the regional analysis of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, additional examples from Albania, Kosovo and Georgia highlight the need for more progress in anti-corruption efforts in these countries and across the region.

Lutte contre la corruption en Afrique: Du bon et du moins bon

La publication de la dernière édition de l’Indice de perception de la corruption (IPC) offre un bon point de repère pour situer les efforts de lutte contre la corruption que l’Union africaine (UA) poursuivra tout au long de 2018

Social Media

Follow us on Social Media

Would you like to know more?

Sign up to stay informed about corruption news and our work around the world