Anti- Corruption Activists Hold AGF, ICC Boss, IGP, Others Hostage

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Administrative activities at the Federal Ministry of Justice were yesterday, crippled for over three hours, as 300 anti- corruption protesters under the auspices of Anti- Corruption Network, besieged its Abuja Headquarters, holding the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs.Fatou Bensoudan, and her team whowere at the premises for a crucial meeting security hostage, against what they termed apparent delay in the prosecution of Ex- Governor Ibrahim Idris of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Others who were also held hostage alongside the Chief Prosecutor of ICC and her team were the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, Chairman , Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde and the Chairman, Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission, Mr. NtaEkpo among others.

The anti- corruption protesters who barricaded the main and only entrance into the premises claimed that four months after it submitted a four-page petition titled, ‘Whistle Blowing Cum Petition, A Case of Corruption Against the Immediate Past Governor of Kogi State,” which detailed the alleged corruption of Alhaji Ibrahim Idris’s eight year in office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)and the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) were yet to act.

Meanwhile,? Adoke has said that Nigeria has nothing to hide in terms of exposing those who indulge in killings and other forms of violent crimes.

The AGF who stated this in Abuja when ICC Prosecutor, Bensouda paid him a working visit, noted that criminal elements who indulge in violent crime and crimes against humanity would not have a hiding place in Nigeria.

Pursuant to the above goal, the AGF disclosed that the federal? government had sent Crime Against Humanity Bill to the National Assembly.


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