A handful of protesters marched to the National Assembly on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 while demanding that the legislative arm put into law a death penalty as punishment for corruption in Nigeria.
The protesters under the aegis of a group known as Voice of the Voiceless, stated that there was no way Nigeria would make progress if the corruption dominates the public office was not tamed.
In separate letters written to Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara and was signed by Mr. Oliver Ezeala, the National Coordinator of the protesting group, the protesters wrote “Corruption, as we are all aware of, has eaten so deep into the fabric of this great nation and we are strongly advocating the death penalty to anybody who is found guilty of corrupt practices, no matter how highly-placed such an individual is in the society.
“Nigeria has tried every other measure of deterent but to no avail.
“We want this great nation to toe the path of countries such as Indonesi, Singapore, China and other world powers who have achieved so much developmental strides as a reuslt of their zero tolerance for corruption.”
They went further to bestow confidence of President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting corruption.
“We believe that he will fight this our common hydra-headed enemy to a complete standstill,” added the letter.