OUR WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION WILL BE FOUGHT WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE LAW – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari reaffirmed
Monday in Abuja that his administration will
give full regard to due process and the rule of
law in the prosecution of its war against
corruption.
Speaking at an audience with a delegation
from the Foursquare Gospel Church, President
Buhari restated his commitment to recovering
stolen funds, but stressed that the present
administration’s efforts in this regard will be
fully within the ambit of the law.
“Under military rule, people could be arrested
and held on the basis of suspicion, but in a
true democracy, anyone accused of an offense
must be presumed innocent till pronounced
guilty by a court of law,” the President noted.
President Buhari said that his administration
was therefore diligently building up its case
against those accused of stealing government
funds, getting necessary evidence and facts,
before formal charges are brought against
them.
He congratulated the Foursquare Church in
Nigeria on its 60th anniversary convention
which was concluded on Sunday.
In his remarks, the General Overseer of the
Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev Felix Meduoye
lauded the Buhari administration for its
positive strides in the war against corruption
and insurgency.
He said that the church will continue to pray
for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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