Lagos – The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) says the handcuff of the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on his way to court on Tuesday was in order, saying that corrupt leaders should be treated in the same way.
The body described as distractive, the dust being raised by some individuals and groups over the appearance of Metuh in handcuffs at the Federal High Court in Abuja for the hearing on his application for bail following his arraignment on seven counts of money laundering against him by the EFCC.
The Executive Chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, stated that “Olisa Metuh’s appearance in handcuffs at the hearing is in line with standard procedure and has not violated the constitution in anyway. What we are witnessing is the attempt to whip up sentiments and empathy in favour of corrupt elements that have over time drained the Commonwealth of the Nation with rabid and bare-faced impunity.”
CACOL according to the Chairman has consistently called for the naming, shaming and nailing of corrupt leaders and individuals irrespective of religious, ethnic, political and social inclinations, saying that “as a result, we welcome the development as it tallies with the strategy of the organization in battling corruption.”
Adeniran called for diligent prosecution of all corrupt persons such that convictions of those found guilty could be achieved to serve as deterrent to others, saying “It is an open secret that these corrupt individuals have at their disposal, ill-gotten gains with which they can pay for legal services of the cleverest lawyers who can wriggle through the labyrinth of the litigations to escape justice.