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Pandora Papers: Prosecute All Indicted Nigerian Leaders, Group Tells Anti-graft Agency, ICPC



A civil society organisation, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Management (CACOL), has requested the Impartial Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee (ICPC) to probe all Nigerians talked about within the revealed Pandora Papers.

The Pandora Papers had uncovered shady monetary offers of distinguished figures world wide and a few Nigerians within the political and financial circles weren’t exempted.

In keeping with CACOL, the named figures must be prosecuted by the ICPC.

Amongst these uncovered by the Pandora Papers are; Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, former Minister, Senator Stella Oduah amongst others.

The decision was made on Monday in a letter signed by CACOL chairman, Debo Adeniran, and addressed to the ICPC.

Adeniran mentioned, “With the very best regard to you and your workplace, CACOL hereby petitioned your workplace to analyze and probably prosecute these talked about within the current Pandora Papers revelation.

“The Pandora Papers is likely one of the largest ever corruption leaks led by Worldwide Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ and over 600 journalists from 117 international locations, together with Journalists from Nigeria’s Premium Occasions Heart for Investigative Journalists (PTCIJ).


“Following the sample of two earlier leaks (i.e., the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, which have been launched in 2016 and 2017, respectively), the Pandora Papers exposes programs and jurisdictions that allow and abet crime, corruption, and wrongdoing by politicians, billionaires, influential people, and their enablers globally.

“Since its launch on October 3, 2021, Nigerians have learn in awe particulars of economic transactions and practices of politicians and influential people that exploit and, in some instances, violate and undermine extant monetary tips and insurance policies and threaten our company existence and collective wellbeing.

“To this finish, we hereby name for pressing investigation of among the politicians, former and serving public officers, together with Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, former PDP Vice-presidential candidate and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, APC chieftain, Senator Stella Oduah, amongst others.

“Sir, you’ll recall that the sooner leaks i.e. Panama Papers and the Paradise papers led to vital protests throughout the globe and the autumn of governments, dismissal of officers, felony investigations, and asset confiscations.

“Sadly, each have had minimal impression in Nigeria as lots of these indicted within the two papers are nonetheless shifting round as they weren’t delivered to account particularly the likes of Dr. Bukola Saraki, Former Senate President and others regardless of our unrelenting demand that they need to be investigated.

“CACOL, as you’re conscious, is an combination of human rights, neighborhood primarily based and civil society organizations and people with an anti-corruption and openness in governance agenda throughout Nigeria. It’s a non-political, non-religious, non-sectarian, non-profit group.

“Sir, we’re inspired to submit this petition to you primarily based on our resolve to all the time expose any corrupt act(s) being perpetrated by anybody both in public or non-public sphere.

“Furthermore, this petition is directed at your good workplaces, figuring out that statutorily, it’s the major duty of Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee to analyze and prosecute this type of instances and we’ve got little question that you’ll do due diligence in finishing up this task for public good.”

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