“Probing Looters Will Bring No Result” – Cardinal Okogie


I am very afraid o! The way all our priests are suddenly becoming anti-probe.

Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s option of probing looters in his bid to retrieve the nation’s stolen wealth will bring no result.

The former Catholic Archbishop, who said this in an interview with the Daily Sun, also advised the president to rather appeal to the conscience of the alleged treasury looters bring back their loots.


Okogie further dismissed the option of probe and limiting the process to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure. He said,

You see these five fingers, if you point one to that person there, look at the position of the other four, who are they pointing at? Me. That’s my answer for you.
I prefer something private and personal. Call these people; they have consciences like human beings, they’re Nigerians. Even, look at the way they’re dropping money. I read in the papers – you journalists are feeding us with the information – one person went and privately dropped over $1 billion. Not even naira. So, you call such a man, talk to him.

One day, you will die. I will die. We will leave all these things behind. Look at people suffering. What is the use of your money?

In any case, I mean, let him {Buhari} adopt a personal touch. If you come to me and say, ‘Bishop, you annoyed me,’ I will say, ‘Where? Okay, sorry. You appeal. This is the kind of thing I will expect. But if you start saying you’re probing this, you may not even get the money until you leave.
Even, after him too, you may not get it.

How many cases have we seen in court? They’re still there. I’m not trying to blame the judiciary. But, we all know what is happening in the judiciary. It seems we’re wasting time

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