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A chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, Mr Dennis Aghanya on Tuesday called for capital punishment for corruption to deter perpetrators.

Aghanya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Nigeria should consider the punishment in view of the increasing involvement of public office holders in the vice.

“I believe that capital punishment will reduce corruption to the barest minimum.

“A situation where we adopt the western approach is not helping us. This is why people loot and are taken to court; the court grants them bail and they remain on bail forever,'' he said.

The National Chairman of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy, Malam Danjuma Mohammed, also suggested capital punishment for corruption.

“With the alarming rate of corruption in the country, capital punishment is ideal.

“Every property of the culprit must also be confiscated,'' he added.

Mohammed appealed to the government to have the political will to fight corruption.

However, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), said that adherence to the rule of law would be the way out of corruption.

The Executive Director of CISLAC, Malam Auwal Rafsanjani said that corruption had become a bane of Nigeria's development and should be tackled seriously.

“If the rule of law is adhered to, we will be able to tackle corruption well,'' he said. (NAN)