"What we have today is not encouraging because cases drag so much in the court. We have some lawyers who are not following the ethics. When they know that their clients have very bad cases, they play for time. They first challenge the jurisdiction of the court and this takes ages and you know the case can last up to one year in high court. "They can appeal which may last another one year. It may also last another one year in the Supreme Court so a case takes ages to be completed, meanwhile, the culprit is on bail and is enjoying his loot and other Nigerians are watching and this is not helping matters. To this Icheoku will like to add that a Special Adhoc Tribunal should be established to try corruption cases expeditiously. Such a tribunal will have specific instruction and timetable to dispose all corrupt cases before them and within an allotted time. No technicalities, once evidence exists to the culpability then they will jump in and out of the matter immediately. No rigorous trial procedures will be allowed or encouraged; just proof of evidence. You own such and such, how did you acquire them? If they are not yours who owns them and what is the source of the purchase money? if there is no satisfactory explanation, then their confiscation by the State. If the property is real estate or vehicles or machinery or other tangible accouterments then auction them to the State government owners of the looted revenue and they in turn can dispose of it as they may deem fit. if it is cash, then use the cash for a state's road project or any other project that would have ordinarily absorbed the earmarked money which was embezzled. A "Forfeiture of Crime Proceed Act' may be the anecdote to this criminal behavior and the National legislature should be encouraged to pass such bill for the president's signature.
Continuing, Madam EFCC, said "we will expose those who come in to public office poor and go out very rich. They go back home to demolish their little shanties and build a paradise in the villages, with high walls, and bore holes and all such thing that make modern life livable". That is a lofty idea provided it is not bogged down with implementation; as what Nigerians want in real term, is nothing but justice, fairness and end to corruption. So Madam EFCC provided you will be fair in your decisions as to who gets investigated and/or prosecuted; you must be seen to be the opposite of your predecessor in office, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who shielded his boss Olusegun Obasanjo. if you can pull off this, then Icheoku will supports your effort as laudable. Icheoku hopes this includes military and para-military personnel as some of these retired military men, customs, police and navy are known to be stupendously very rich.