All Corrupt Persons Must Go To Jail, Sultan of Sokoto Tells President Buhari

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute all those found guilty of corruption. Delivering a keynote address during a security conference organised by the Sun newspaper, in collaboration with the police, in Abuja, on Monday [Aug. 17], the traditional ruler threw his weight behind the anti-corruption crusade of the present government.

"All found culpable of corruption should not only forfeit their assets, but should go to jail. We are 100 per cent in support of your fight against corruption in the country," he said. He called on the police and other security agencies to join in the crusade against corruption.

Abubakar said the police needed to be repositioned for the 21st  entury and to have their welfare reviewed.

The traditional ruler, who is also the President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said the president should face the task of reforming and repositioning national institutions, including the Nigeria Police and related agencies.

He, however, said regardless of how well-trained and equipped an organisation was, it would not attain its full potential if it allowed corruption and corrupt elements to grace its corridors.

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