Arms scandal: Aregbesola seeks heavy punishment for looters

TVC NEWS :Rauf Aregbesola the Osun State Governor, said on Friday at the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in honour of fallen heroes in Osogbo, that those involved in sharing the $2.1bn meant for arms procurement should be made to face the consequences of their offense without exception. . Aregbesola commended President Muhammdu Buhari for unraveling the looting, but lamented the situation where some of the soldiers caught and indicted have been pardoned and some losing their commission while others face uncertain future. He said it was pertinent that a fresh inquiry be set up so that justice could be done. He stated that, the corruption perpetrated by the past administration caused massive destruction of lives and property, adding that lack of superior weapons by the military forced some soldiers to flee from the insurgents. The Governor added, “It is even a monumental scandal that funds meant for procuring arms for soldiers are...