'Buhari should give looters of the nation’s treasury amnesty'

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A former Chairman of Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters, Senator Aloysius Etok, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to introduce what he termed ‘self amnesty programme’ for looters of the nation’s treasury.

Etok, who represented Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District at the National Assembly from 2007 to 2015, said the idea is to enable those who looted the country’s funds from the different sectors to willingly return what is left of their loot.

The senator commended the efforts of President Buhari in tackling corruption.

He said as a senator he started the anti-graft war with pension fund managers that had looted the money meant for pensioners.

Explaining his idea of the self amnesty programme in an interview with journalists in Calabar, Etok said those who looted the nation’s treasury as being gradually revealed by the President Buhari-led administration should be allowed to bring back to government coffers what they have left.

He said, “Let us have self amnesty programme for those who looted the economy. If for instance you have stolen N6 and you have eaten N2, you should be allowed to return the N4 that is left. That should be the starting point.”

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