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‘Looters must be prosecuted and jailed’

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that every person suspected to have looted the nation’s treasury is prosecuted, and if found guilty, should be jailed.
He said Buhari should also ensure that the proceeds of corruption are forfeited to the Federal Government.
The Sultan said, “We are 100 per cent in support of your fight against corruption in this country, and it is our belief that all those found guilty should not only have their entire assets seized and forfeited to government but also face jail sentences,” he said.
Abubakar at the National Security Summit on Community Partnership Approach to Internal Security and Crime Management, organised by the Nigeria Police in Abuja.
The Sultan also challenged the police and other security agencies to support the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari government.
Buhari was also present at the event where he spoke about his administration’s plan to strengthen the police, and plans to recruit fresh 10,000 policemen, two years after the last recruitment by the Force.
Buhari said the government would also establish a well-trained and equipped anti-terrorism and multi-agency based task force to address the challenge of insurgency in a sustainable manner.

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Buhari also said that efforts were being made to enhance the operational capacity of officers of the Nigeria Police through a training programme targeted at giving them the right civil orientation in performing their roles as guardians of the Constitution.
He also said that “In the meantime, efforts are being made to enhance the operational capacity of officers of the Nigeria Police through a tailor made training programme that will give them the right civil orientation in their roles as guardians of the constitution.
“In order to further strengthen security of the public space, consideration is being given to the expansion of the CCTV monitoring system across major cities and towns in the country, while the police accountability mechanism will be strengthened.”

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