Royal Father Wants Death Penalty for Looters, Kidnappers, others …Advocates Patronage of Made in Nigeria Goods.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi left, with AIG Ahmed Iliyasu of Zone 2, right, and the Lagos State commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu at the CRAN Event at Sheraton Hotel in Lagos.
The Oluwo of Iwo Kingdom in Osun State, Oba Adewale Akanbi advocated death penalty for treasury looters, kidnappers, ritualists, cultists, corrupt public officials and politicians to serve as a deterrent to others.
The royal father, while commending the war declared on corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari, observed that punitive measures put in place to stop the corruption train were not enough.
“China, a civilized and developed nation, has the death penalty for corruption, theft of public funds and official corruption,” he said, “Nigeria should copy same.”
Oba Adewale Akanbi.
Oba Akanbi, who spoke at this year’s Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) public lecture held at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, lamented that Nigeria, a blessed nation, which according to him is richer than Canada lacks basic infrastructures, which he traced to corruption.
“Money meant for basic infrastructures like roads, water, hospitals, light and schools have been stolen, looted,” he said.
For the country to develop, the royal father called on Nigerians to patronize locally made goods.
He urged government at all levels to embark on public enlightenment and advocacy drive to press home the need to patronize locally made goods and foodstuffs.