Sagay, who is Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, also charged the anti-graft agency not to be overwhelmed by the personalities and the number involved in the ongoing probe of $2.1bn arms deal.
According to the Professor of Law, the revelations emanating from the probe were alarming and frightening.
The Professor of law, while speaking in Lagos, maintained that the $2.1bn arms deal allegedly diverted by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), is a pointer to the rot carried during the recent past administration.
He, however, made a case for the aged people involved in the scandal, saying people who are above 70 and in their 80s should not be punished, but they should be made to refund their part of the loot.
“We have a very big job ahead of us to try and rebuild the country. It is unbelievable the number of people involved, people just came together to share all the resources of this country and leave the rest of us high and dry without resources. It is very frightening.
“We have to be organized, we have to be thoroughly professional about it, and above all, be steadfast. They shouldn’t say the number and status of those involved has completely overwhelmed us and so we would just let the dam bust and let all the water just rush out of the country. No. We must be steadfast.
“The more they are, the more determined we should be that everybody must answer for his action even if it takes a few years but we must be systematic and do it in an orderly, determined, resolute passion. Nobody will escape unless he has an explanation the court finds acceptable to let him go,” Sagay said.