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Lawmakers Consider Bill Granting Full Amnesty to Looters

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Lawmakers Consider Bill Granting Full Amnesty to Looters

House of Representatives member Linus Okorie (Ohaukwu/Ebonyi Federal Constituency) has proposed a bill granting full amnesty to treasury looters, Daily Trust reports.

The law, if passed, will grant looters immunity if they disclose their loot before a specified time.

According to Okorie, the bill seeks to allow all Nigerians and residents, who have acquired money or assets outside the system legally or illegally to openly declare such within a set time frame, pay tax/surcharge and compulsorily invest the funds in any sector of the Nigerian economy.

The tax would be remitted to the federation account, while the surcharge would be remitted directly to specific agencies towards the agricultural and infrastructural development of the nation.

The proposed law is titled “A Bill for an Act to establish a scheme to harness untaxed money for investment purposes and to assure any declarant regarding inquiries and proceedings under Nigerian laws and for other matters connected therewith.”

The scheme is expected to last for three years if granted, although the Federal Government may choose to extend it.

7 Comments

  1. ufuoma

    June 28, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    But these people are shameless sha, the one they have eaten isn’t enough for them? The now want to grant themselves amnesty?? This is why we are a punchline for other countries.

  2. o

    June 28, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I’m sorry. I must not understand English anymore. What did I just read so??? Wawu Wawu Wawu!!!!! SMH

  3. June

    June 28, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    This is the most disgusting thing I am reading today. There is no hope for this country.

  4. madam peace

    June 29, 2017 at 2:35 am

    WHAT?, excuss me what?……………………………..Granting amnesty to looters. do you poeple understand the meaning of looter. Looters MEANS (To take goods from (a place) by force or without right, especially in time of war or lawlessness; plunder: The rebels looted the city. Rioters looted the downtown stores. 2. To take by force or without right; steal: broke into the tomb and looted the grave goods.).

    What is this country turning to. How can poeple that call themselves law makers make such useless point in this time. I think this is time for youth to take power in Nigeria. This group of people have failed us.

  5. nunulicious

    June 29, 2017 at 5:21 am

    please Ebonyi people, it’s time to recall this senator. Linus Okorie is his name. Because, I can’t deal again. WHich kain talk is this?

  6. Symbee

    June 29, 2017 at 6:32 am

    It’s quite sad how a country filled with intelligent minds is being represented by clowns such as these…. A new day, another joke(that might very well become reality), smh

  7. Chinny

    June 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    What a shameless group of lawmakers! What?!! God help this nation. They should as well grant Evans amnesty while they’re at it!

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