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Corruption: Nigerians Welcome Trial of Former Speaker

By IWPR Nigeria






The on-going trial of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, for alleged corruption has been described as a positive omen for good governance.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is also being commended for its courage and independence in prosecuting Bankole.

Bankole was taken to court mid-week on a sixteen-count charge of contract inflation to the tune of about one Billion Naira. The former Speaker is being detained by the EFCC pending his bail application on Friday.

A civil servant in Abuja, Naomi Fobamiya, says Nigerians can now walk with pride anywhere in the world because of the efforts to stop corruption.

A banker, Divine Ekeleme, also says the former speaker’s trial would boost the war against corruption and show that Nigeria is on the right path to good governance.

Ekeleme states that Bankole has embarrassed Nigerian youths by his alleged corrupt act.

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