Corrupt public officers should not be spared —Tsav

A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav (retd), has said that any public officer in the country found to have violated his oath of office should face the wrath of law.

Tsav, in a statement issued in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on the arrest of some judges, said no one should be treated as a sacred cow in the ongoing war against corruption.

A few days ago, the National Judicial Council (NJC) sacked some judges over allegations of corruption while operatives  of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) also invaded residences of two Supreme Court  judges and three justices of Federal High Court over similar allegations.

Tsav, who is now the federal commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission PCC in charge of Benue, said that judges were regarded as men of honour and integrity, who should be above board all the time.

He said it would be tragic for the country if the judiciary and the Nigeria Police Force became embedded in corruption, lamenting: “Where will the ordinary man seek justice?”

While supporting the action security operatives so far, he described all the allegations of corruption in the third arm of government “as a shame on the Nigerian  Judiciary.”