The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Federal Government to prosecute anyone found guilty in the corruption scandal exposed by the Pandora papers.
Naija News reports that the Pandora Papers was created by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) a nonprofit newsroom and network of journalists centred in Washington, D.C., which exposes a global entanglement of political power and secretive offshore finances and dealings.
The investigation which involved over 600 journalists and over 100 media organisations have already exposed the financial dealings of some notable Nigerians.
The Pandora Papers investigation uncovered financial secrets, including those of politicians, former and serving public officials, including Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, former PDP Vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, among others.
The leaked records came from 14 offshore services firms from around the world who help clients set up shell companies and design opaque structures to conceal their financial dealings.
In an interview with Daily Trust, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, expressed sadness over the corruption scandal involving some notable Nigerian politicians.
Nabena said any APC member found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction for stealing the nation’s money should be dealt with.
The APC stalwart added that anyone found guilty of committing a breach of Nigeria’s public service code of conduct law should be sanctioned in line with the constitution.
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