A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, said on Tuesday, that most Nigerian politicians do not believe or fear God.
He also urged the courts to expedite the trial of accused corrupt public officials and possibly convict them to serve as deterrents to others, saying without such move, many would continue to indulge in corrupt practice.
According to him, public condemnation without commiserate punishment by the law would not deter corrupt officials in the country.
Tsav stated these in a statement he personally signed in Makurdi, Benue State.
He said: “Our politicians do not believe in God and the nothingness of this world. They don’t even think of death.
“Our democracy is turning into something else. We seem not to know what democracy even means. Many see it as a means to acquire wealth albeit by fraudulent and dishonest means.
“The fight against corruption has no impact on our people and that is why politicians are still fighting and killing themselves for elective offices.
“If the courts expedite the trial of accused persons facing corruption charges in various courts, perhaps their conviction will serve as a deterrent to others.
“This will slow down the urge and madness for corruption.”
Tsav said the developments at the November 16 governorship election in Kogi showed that it was time for full amendment of the electoral laws to accommodate stiffer punishment for electoral offenders.
He also condemned the killing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women’s Leader in Kogi after the election and described the development as the most horrible thing he has heard of in recent times.
The ex-CP added: “I am happy that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for a thorough investigation on this dastardly act with a view to bringing all those involved, no matter their status to justice.
“Buhari should go beyond that. The electoral laws should be amended for true democracy to take root.
“My sad experience during my days in the Nigeria Police Force was that, where the government was interested in a case; such case does not see the light of the day. Let that not happen in this case o!”
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