The playwright stated this during an interview with CNBC Africa which was published on April 9, 2015.
“I believe very much in the rule of law – there are laws about corrupt people. All I want to hear and to see from Buhari is, ‘I’m going to allow the law to take its course’, I don’t want to hear promises like, ‘I’m not going to probe this’ – if it is necessary to probe, probe,” Soyinka said.
“If it’s necessary to make examples, make examples because this nation has been robbed, has been raped – there’s no other word for it – and this has been a continuing pattern. It’s about time that drastic measures are taken to stop this culture of impunity that is transmitted from generation to generation,” he added.