The lawmaker representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Senator Smart Adeyemi said he will introduce a bill on Mosaic law, seeking to cut off the hands of corrupt leaders and politicians.
Senator Adeyemi made his intention known over the weekend while speaking at a retreat for the senate press corps in Lokoja, Kogi state.
According to the lawmaker, he plans to introduce Mosaic law that supports very severe punishments, such as cutting off the hands of anyone who steals public funds.
The lawmaker was quoted as saying if the hands of 10, 20 scapegoats are cut off, others will learn, and stealing will become a thing of the past in the country.
“Like I said on the floor of the senate; if we want this country to be great, we must look at some acts of parliament; moreso the ones that have to do with anti-graft agencies. I want my children to be happier than I am in Nigeria, and to do that there must be enough money to meet the needs and aspirations of the people,” he said.
“What am I talking about? Let us confront corruption. Very soon I’m coming back to the chamber to bring bills on ICPC and EFCC. I want us to introduce Mosaic law, what you call Sharia law. By the time you cut the hands of 10, 20 people in this country, nobody will want to steal again.
“By the time you say two, three people should face serious punishment; if you say that is too harsh let us have mechanised agriculture of about 200, 250 acres, once you are involved in corruption, you will spend your life farming for us,” Adeyemi said.
The Mosaic law is ascribed to Moses in the old testament of the Bible. He wrote the 12 testaments which guided Israel at the time.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Northern Elders’ Forum, (NEF) has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari was truly fighting corruption, Nigerian courts and prisons would have been congested with corrupt politicians.