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What's The Penalty For Embezzling Public Funds In Nigeria?

please can anyone in the know educate me on what the penalty is if a public servant embezzles public funds? or probably there is none?

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Remember, Jonathan was shoeless!

Every single individual in this country is lawless, corrupt and criminally minded.

Steal some money from the top, come to your community and all the ragged people there will carry drums and wellcome you with many songs of praise instead of stony you to death.

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nomination to Federal Executive Council

of Chieftancy title.

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In a nutshell, CRIME PAYS HANDSOMELY IN NIGERIA, provided that an adequate portion of the illicit profits is reserved for "Law Enforcement" officials,  in the spirit of honor among thieves.   

Ironically the penalty for petty theft in Nigeria is death by lynch mob, since such small scale crimes by definition do not yield enough profit to share with onlookers, thus enraging them into a homicidal frenzy.

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I didnt even know embezling of funds was a crime in nigeria.

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two years in prisonment!

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Nigeria is a lawless society full of VERY silly IDIOTS that thinks they are smart.How can u claimed to be smart by stealing from your own people and sending the money to other man´s country?

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And this is what makes the society lawless.

Those at the top should be examples of how to behave as people look up to them but unfortunately those examples are very poor. This is why when some Nigerians travel abroad they always end up in jail because they find it hard to drop their lawless behaviour when they leave home.

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exactly

for the ex-governors

you get EFCC public show for one month

get bail after and return part of the loot

then you are free

toooooo bbbaaadddd

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it depends on who committed the crime

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@ Elosele

Please don't say so. we as Nigerians are not , but its those at the top , if you are found stealing goat you may go in for 2-5 years no bail straight to jail. but if its 800 million, you will get bail,if you are going to be jailed you spend your jail term in your house or Europe/USA,

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In the worst case scenario, you could be asked to do a kind of buy back of what you stole. How did Yar'Adua put it that time? Something like parting with some of what you stole, so that you can go free.

And in the worst of all cases, you'd spend six months in prison (like Tafa Balogun) and you'd be welcomed back home to your hometown, a worthy son of the soil.

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You want me to fabricate penalties?

I have just stated one of the penalties!

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There are certain styles to it;

first you will claim its the work of your political enemies,

Secondly you would instigate another sensational story to cover up your,

Thirdly you can give the money to Andy Uba to transfer in Presidential jet to the U.S

Lastly you would claim you did what you had to do and that Nigeria would understand better in 40 years time.

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ten chieftancy titles

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please can get a bit more serious, thanks for your comment.

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Nigeria is a lawless society.

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