Within the next six months, federal authorities will begin to conclude cases filed against alleged corrupt individuals who are currently being prosecuted, a Nigerian government official said on Sunday.
In an interview on the current’s administration’s one year in office, the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on War Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, denied allegations that the government was being selective in the anti-graft war assuring Nigerians that justice would prevail in all ongoing cases.
According to him, the persons that had access to funds were part of the previous administration and are being tried for looting the funds.
He said: “Vigorous dynamic prosecution that the EFCC has come across. The cases are progressing aggressively.
“It is a fresh start and a normal criminal case of sought use to take between 10 to 12 years and still be in suspense.
“If you follow what is going on now, the case are moving on. In some cases the government has concluded its prosecution and the defence has been opened.
“Within the next six months, there will be a series of concluded cases.
He assured Nigerians that there would be an end to what what he called “suspended cases”.