Various umbrella youth groups in the country have asked Barrister Joe Agi SAN, to return to the country to face charges on the diversion of millions and the bribery scandal involving Justice Ademola leveled against him by the (DSS).
DSS investigators on Tuesday discovered that a skye bank account , allegedly owned by Joe Agi , was used to launder the said sum.
Alarmed by the volume of corrupt practices being exposed by the anti-graft agency since the Buhari administration assumed office, the National President of Cross river Youth Council (CRYC), Comrade Etim Etim, said it is inappropriate for the lawyer not to come to the country to defend the allegations against him.
“Agi, should come back to the country and respond to the charges by the DSS.
“It is not appropriate for him to stay overseas and be talking. If he believes that the allegations are false, he should come and clear himself.
He can go back to wherever he likes after responding to the allegations.
“It is totally unacceptable for him to stay abroad and be responding to allegations leveled against him in the country where he served in many capacities for years.
“We the youths of this state are watching what is happening and are totally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption.
In a telephone interview with our correspondent, the President of Cross river Youth Consultative Forum, who doubles as the Chairman of movement of Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders, Comrade Etim Etim said: “Joe Agi should be prosecuted.
They should arrest and prosecute him because he is not covered by immunity.
“He is just an ordinary Nigerian like everyone of us, so they should investigate him and if found guilty, they should prosecute him.
Nobody is above the law.”
The President of the youth wing of the pan Igbo socio- political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said: “Whoever has committed an offence should face the consequences.
If Joe Agi is suspected to have his hand in the diversion of the public funds, he should be investigated.
“While we solidly support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight, we would request that due process is followed in investigating anybody accused of corruption by the anti graft agency.”