SERAP sues Buhari over N800b recovered loot

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria over failure to publish details of the N800 billion recovered loot.

In a statement issued on Sunday by SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, the group wants the Federal Government to “disclose information and documents relating to the names of people from whom N800 billion in looted public funds have been recovered, specific dates of the recovery, and details of projects on which the money has been spent.”

The group recalled that during the Democracy Day on June 12, Buhari revealed that his administration has recovered looted funds more than N800 billion, which were being used for infrastructural projects.

But in the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1064/2020 filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, SERAP sought for “an order for leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus to direct and/or compel President Buhari to publish a comprehensive list of names of people from whom N800 billion in looted funds have been recovered, the details of spending of the money, and the specific dates of the recovery.”
Joined in the suit as Respondents are the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.

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