Wole Soyinka, renowned playwright and professor, has said that people who create distraction in the fight against corruption should be prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Soyinka said this on Saturday while speaking at the opening of his Vision of the Child Art Exhibition at Freedom Park, Lagos.
The Nobel laureate said it was time to legislate against the detractors of efforts to rid the country of corruption.
“When we talk about corruption, is it not time we legislate against detractors, who deliberately create distraction,” he said.
“Say, for instance, the money just found in Lagos. One governor claimed that the money belongs to his state government, claiming a proceed from the sale of some turbines and so on.
“It is a criminal act of distraction. He knew very well that he was lying, that the money was not his, but belongs to someone else.
“Obviously, acting in the interest of those accused of corruption that to me is connivance and collaboration with corrupt people. I think such people should be criminalised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.”