Wole Soyinka ‘Corrupt people should be imprisoned,’ Nobel Laureate says

Professor Soyinka made the remark on Thursday, July 14, 2016, while participating in activities to commemorate his 82nd birthday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has said anyone who is found guilty of corruption should be jailed.

Professor Soyinka made the remark on Thursday, July 14, 2016, while participating in activities to commemorate his 82nd birthday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Punch reports.

“There is only one way for corrupt people; it ends in the prison. It ends in Ibara or Oba (prisons in Abeokuta) or Kirikiri (Lagos prison). Yes, it’s a battle for everybody and definitely the arts must be in front as usual,” Soyinka said.

“Not just the arts, the theologians, the moralists, the philosophers, the architects, builders, it’s everybody’s work. The law, Nigeria Bar Association; everybody is involved, even including you (journalists),” he added.

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