In search of justice

It has been all over the news. Former governor James Ibori pleaded guilty to corruption charges in the UK. What struck me though is how difficult it is to remember any politician who has been convicted in Nigeria with a significant jail term. Seemingly corrupt politicians almost always get off the hook when tried locally. Those who manage to get convicted get a simple slap on the wrist.

Seeing as we have apparently outsourced education and healthcare should we consider outsourcing our legal system? Might serve as more of a deterrent than our 2 years in jail for stealing billions.

On a more serious note we (or you the senators and reps) really should consider liberating the EFCC and ICPC from the federal government. That seems to be the major handicap. Oh and the courts and judges too.


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