The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL has condemned those who mismanaged the funds meant for the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs saying they have committed crimes against humanity and should be punished accordingly.
“It is worrisome that people can be so sadistic to the extent of milking people, who escaped from the throes of death. The truth is that those in the IDP camps could have been killed by Boko Haram members, but they barely escaped.” Said the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran when speaking on behalf of the anti-corruption coalition
“Those who mismanaged the funds meant for the IDPs have committed a crime against humanity. They should be treated like Boko Haram members. It is worrisome that people can be so sadistic to the extent of milking people, who escaped from the throes of death. As a matter of fact, those in the IDP camps could have been killed by Boko Haram members, but they barely escaped.”
“When one is left within the pangs and pains of hunger, starvation, sickness and misery, this is the most harrowing experience that one can have. Basically, the authorities should apprehend those behind this and those who are supposed to supervise the funds. They should be diligently tried and adequately punished. If they are not punished, others will think it is one of those things they can do and get away with. They should spend their days behind bars. It is wickedness of the highest order.”
“The present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari is against corruption, this must not be limited but to all sectors in the country. In fact, if the IDPs camp is not corruption free, then the Government has giving a loop hole for the corrupt and shameless hungry leaders to make more money and put the lives of the IDPs at risk.” Added Mr. Adeniran.
“It is the insecurity in the country that threw up IDPs in the first place; it is thus the responsibility of the Government to cater for their needs and ensure that any corrupt element does not frustrate the efforts geared towards giving the IDPs succor. Illness, malnutrition and death among the IDPs can be drastically reduced if the officials and persons involved in the supply of food and relief materials were not engaging in sharp practices. He concluded.