A legal practitioner, Robert Clarke, has supported the idea that the fugitive former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, should be given a chance to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, there is a lot of rot in the system which indeed needs to be exposed and it would be to the advantage of the government if the President allows Maina a chance to explain things.
Clark said this on Tuesday when he featured on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, while reacting to an exclusive interview of Maina in which he insisted that he was innocent of the allegations preferred against him.
“His action now is not to prove his innocence, his action now is to prove that there is a leakage in the system which needs to be covered up and he knows it – It is in the interest of government to call him down and let him speak and show the government where these leakages are.
“Maina has come out now to say that through this system I have been able to steal so much, now I want to help you to curb this system.
“Whichever language he uses, when you recover and you did not tell people and you did not return it, what does that mean,” Clarke questioned.
“If I recover on behalf of government and I still keep the money, it means something else, it’s not recovering.
“If he participated in it, then he has to pay the price, if he did not participate in it and he is aware of it and never blew the whistle then, he is also as guilty.”