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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Senate endorsed Five-Year Imprisonments Term For False Whistle-blowers


The Senate on Wednesday passed the Whistle-Blowers Protection Bill, which prescribes a five-year imprison
term or N10m fine against people who raise false alert on concealed loot.The upper council of the National Assembly additionally endorsed that fiveper cent of loot recovered as a result of information from a whistle-blower be given to the informant, as currently being practised by the Federal Government.


The passage of the bill, which was sponsored by the Deputy Minority Whip, Abiodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti-South), followed the consideration and adoption of the report by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The panel said the bill was to build a legal framework for whistle-blowing as part of the anti-corruption campaigns of the current administration.



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