The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have called for capital punishment for those found guilty of corruption.
The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the federal government to make corruption a capital offence. The Labour congress staged a nationwide protest, calling for death penalty for corrupt persons. The labour activists also threatened to invade any court where the judge grants perpetual injunction to frustrate anti-graft agencies from prosecuting corrupt persons. The president of the Labour Congress, Mr Ayuba Wabba, led the rally. He told news men that;
We will invade the courts of any judge that gives perpetual injunction to corrupt people. We can no longer allow them to frustrate the fight against corruption. Our laws are weak and lack the impetus to discourage corrupt practices. The laws make it possible for corrupt people to return only a fraction of what they stole, while they are given slight punishment as fines.
The rally was held by the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and other affiliates of the labour union which they tagged: “National Rally on Good Governance and Corruption”. They applauded the anti-corruption battle of the Buhari led administration and called on the government to dish out capital punishment for those found guilty of corruption.