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Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by nairavsdollars(f): 7:13am On Mar 27
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Thursday said anyone who ignored directives to submit for screening amid the Coronavirus pandemic can be arrested and prosecuted.

It has been reported that some lawmakers refuse coronavirus screening on arrival from a foreign trip prompting the presidency to issue a warning that they must do so without delay.


Speaking in a chat with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Sagay said no one no matter how highly placed is above the laws of the land, adding that ignoring health directives is not only an irresponsible behaviour but capable of endangering peoples lives.

“I heard that some federal lawmakers have refused to submit themselves for screening but I think it has been denied by the spokesman of the House of Reps.


“If it is true, not only will that be irresponsible, it will also be criminal because the President on whose behalf the Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control are acting has powers to give directives on occasions like these which are binding on everybody.

“Anyone who flouts such directives is not only irresponsible in terms of behaviour but is also committing a crime, because he is putting all of us at terrible risk. Such a person should be arrested and prosecuted.”

Also speaking on steps taken by the Federal Government so far in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic, Sagay said the Muhammadu Buhari administration has taken proactive steps so far which has won Nigerian commendations in the international community.

“I am impressed with the actions of the federal government so far. In fact, I think we have performed very well and the world has acknowledged it. Even the World Health Organisation has acknowledged it that we have performed very professionally.

“In fact, they are using us as an example even for some developed countries. We are doing quite well and I must commend the President and his team for a great job so far,” he said.
https://www.independent.ng/covid-19-nigerians-who-refuse-screening-can-be-arrested-prosecuted-sagay/

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by hisexcellency34: 7:20am On Mar 27
Why will any sane person refuse to be tested?? If tested and positive, early detection can save lives rather than hiding it and dying of the virus

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by lonelydora: 7:26am On Mar 27
Las Las, they will die. Useless law makers.

COVID-19 should help us sanitize the red chambers.

One part of me is thanking this COVID-19 for it's help in showing the political elites how useless the hospitals are.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by GOFRONT(m): 7:27am On Mar 27
Corona Corona!!!!



Is this the vision 2020 we have been hearing some years ago??

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Willdone5406: 7:27am On Mar 27
Hmmm
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by eleojo23: 7:27am On Mar 27
So they have to force them to submit themselves for screening?

What the hell is wrong with these people?

See why people don't pity these politicians when they catch the virus?

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by sLentlover7778(m): 7:27am On Mar 27
Very heartless set of people...if they refused to be screened.. I recommend Kim Jong Un treatment for them..

You can't refused to build hospitals and still come and give us oyinbo virus.. grin grin grin

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Garrieveryday: 7:27am On Mar 27
Poor man too dey suffer for this country.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by emeijeh(m): 7:27am On Mar 27
Our Lawmakers are the greatest Law breakers.

Irony of life

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by oz4real83(m): 7:27am On Mar 27
The laws are very clear but who will implement them? Who will arrest and prosecute these evil lawmakers? The NPF? . The Nigerian laws are not for govt officials and their families, it is for other Nigerians.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Tetrahedron: 7:27am On Mar 27
Shut up there all zombies and zombified brains
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Slawormir: 7:27am On Mar 27
Damnnnnn niggarrr

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by dwizzed(m): 7:28am On Mar 27
nairavsdollars:

https://www.independent.ng/covid-19-nigerians-who-refuse-screening-can-be-arrested-prosecuted-sagay/

For the first time in a long time... We finally realize that no one is above the law.
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by MelesZenawi: 7:28am On Mar 27
Noted Prof It's a gay.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by money121(m): 7:28am On Mar 27
Ok
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by vicoloni(m): 7:28am On Mar 27
That's highly selfish and irresponsible
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Tbasicme: 7:28am On Mar 27
Our leaders don't lead by example. May God help us all

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Hypocrit: 7:28am On Mar 27
Is not supposed to be "can be arrested", but it should be "have been arrested". Mind game as usual.
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selfcentered donkeys that fumigated their offices and left the country as a whole because they don't live and walk on the streets.
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COVID19 better start doing a thorough job from the top o.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by tommykiwi(m): 7:28am On Mar 27
Shrrr...
Action speaks louder.
Seeing is believing.
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by BankyGee(m): 7:28am On Mar 27
Thanks Jare, infact, anyone that refuses to be tested should be shot in the head, 'coz they are risking the lives of useful Nigerians. angry
It's time to reap the fruits of their labour. Do better thing for una country una no hear, now FEAR don dey GRIP them. grin

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Amossity(m): 7:29am On Mar 27
Kenya Authorities: are setting up road-side laboratories for pple to get tested Ghana: dispatching drones to disinfect the city SAfrica: sueing those who refuse to self-isolate with "intent to murder" Nigerians: praying for quick recovery of their leaders # COVIDー19 # CovidNGR

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by ybalogs(m): 7:29am On Mar 27
Sometimes these people just want people to wish some kind people like this evils. If I say make the Covid19 don gum their body now e go be like say I wicked

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by JONNYSPUTE(m): 7:29am On Mar 27
hisexcellency34:
Why will any sane person refuse to be tested?? If tested and positive, early detection can save lives rather than hiding it and dying of the virus
... You are talking as if you don't know that these people are highly irresponsible,if not,they should have done so since they came back.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by helinues: 7:29am On Mar 27
Can be ABI to be arrested?
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Kingpele(m): 7:29am On Mar 27
Arrogant folks, this is why I strongly believe that no African country is ripe for independence, each day of independence in Africa is a cursed day, cos it is a day incompetence was intrenched in our lives... How can a suppose educated human being refuse to be tested of a virus that can kill him and endanger the lives of his loved ones and citizenry at large, oh I give up... The good book says pride comes before a downfall, is a pity we have fools in position of authority...

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by Sirchef: 7:29am On Mar 27
They are fucking scared. grin grin grin
Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by ybalogs(m): 7:29am On Mar 27
Foolish senators and reps. Now all their family members and friends and in danger.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by RichDad1(m): 7:30am On Mar 27
Let them continue hiding and keep infecting their family members. Ignorant lots.

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Re: Sagay: Reps, Senators Who Refuse Screening Can Be Arrested, Prosecuted by NaijaRoyalty(m): 7:30am On Mar 27
Can or should be arrested ?

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