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News - October 15, 2018

Travel ban: Presidency denies list of 50 persons

Shehu Garba.

The Presidency on Sunday denied the list of 50 names making the round in the media purportedly placed on travel ban over corruption.

The Federal Government had on Saturday announced the banning of 50 high profile persons from traveling abroad over corruption cases. The ban was sequel to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for the full implementation of Executive Order 6

But, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said the presidency has not released any list and won’t do so.

In a phone confirmation with Daily Trust, Shehu said: “On the so-called list you asked for confirmation, I want to confirm to you that we have not issued any list and we are not doing so.

Describing the Executive Order as revolutionary, he said its very essence was to make for speedy trials and conclusion of graft cases in the country.

“What is clear is that the access to these resources by the suspects has enabled them to be in a composition to sometime compromise investigation, prosecution and trial. In most of the cases, the courts are held in a helpless position by legal acrobatics paid for from corrupt enrichment by the suspects,” he said.


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