CACOL Against Death Penalty For Corrupt Persons

Posted by: pmnewsnigeria on November 21, 2012

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has said that it is opposed to capital punishment for corruption offenders as proposed by some section of the country.

CACOL Chairman, Debo Adeniran argued that death penalty is barbaric and a denial of the offender’s right to life.

“Such penalty presupposes that neither the accusers nor the trial judge could make mistakes. And if it turns out that a mistake was made while the culprit had been executed it can never be reversed. The country would have lost its property and a fraction of its workforce,” Adeniran said.

He advocated life jail for corruption convicts and forfeiture of properties to the state.

“As much as we’re worried about the recalcitrance of corruption culprits in Nigeria, death penalty cannot solve the problem. It would reduce the frequency no doubt, but corruption criminals may become more brazen in their game. They will steal so large so they’ll feel comfortable dying for their progeny to remember them to have made eternal wealth for them,” Adeniran said

—Simon Ateba

 

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