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Iwo traditional chief calls for death penalty for corrupt officials and ritual killers

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Iwo traditional chief calls for death penalty for corrupt officials and ritual killers

By Taiye Agbaje

Iwo Land’s Oluwo in Osun, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, on Saturday urged the federal government to pass laws that would guarantee the death penalty to corrupt officials and convicted ritual killers.

The Supreme Ruler gave advice in Abuja during a public presentation of four books written by a lawyer, Mr. Aminu Alilu, prosecutor and head of the complex cases group at the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The Oluwo, who praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his vigorous campaign against corruption, said the dying health system, among other things, was the result of corruption.

According to him, President Buhari is the only one standing because I know he has never stolen money.

“I commend the administration headed by President Buhari for creating a vigorous anti-corruption awareness.

“We want more from His Excellency; an execution of the death penalty for corrupt officials is enough to place Nigeria on the brink of a developed nation.

“Without such effective management of the country’s resources will always be questionable.

“Mr. President, we need to apply the death penalty for corrupt officials,” he said.

He also urged young people to support his monarchical teaching committed to curbing corruption in the traditional system.

The traditional leader, who condemned the rising rate of ritual killings in parts of the country, called on the government to legislate capital punishment for ritual killers.

“Ritual killings are widespread and consume more innocent souls than Boko Haram and banditry.

“The private parts of women, men and children are harvested; people are being killed daily by these ritual killers because of the money.

“It’s anti-human,” he said.

He urged young people to refrain from all worship, while instructing Nigerian authors to raise awareness in their literary work to reduce the threat.

Akanbi urged the Ministry of Justice to be the vehicle through which the appropriate laws and legislation are developed to eradicate corruption and criminal activity in the system.

He urged Nigerians to love each other regardless of religious, ethnic or political differences.

“It is time for Nigeria to be detribalized.

“God gives us diversity to strengthen our unity, not to divide us.

“Our grievances can be presented politely without destroying our heritage.

“As we call on the government to review barbaric policies that are out of step, | personally call on Nigerians, mainly young people, to show civility in their request, ”he said.

Akanbi, who praised Alilu for writing the books, said: “Authors are generational builders. “

According to him, I have met many authors, but I have not met any who have written four books at a time.

“Aminu is a poet, a playwright, a novelist and an aphorist,” he said.

He said not only that he proposed the intellectual property at a time when the country and its men were struggling to survive the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, but “it is a pure indication that great men are still without excuse”.

Justice Minister Abubakar Malami also congratulated the author of the books.

Malami, who was represented by the ministry’s acting permanent secretary, Mohammed Umar-Etsu, recommended that books be integrated into the country’s school system curriculum.

The author of the books, Alilu, said he decided to write the books in order to have a positive impact in the country.

He urged future writers not to be discouraged about the profitability of literary work, but about the impact it would have on society.

The News, Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the four books; “The Wise Men’s Writings,” “Arrows in the Shadows,” “The Language of Silence,” and “The Global Bugaboo” were not about legal matters. (NOPE)

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