SERAP sues FG over non-publication of looters list

Written by on July 18, 2016

download (5)The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government for failing to release the names of suspected looters and the circumstances under which recovered stolen public funds were recovered. The suit, filed at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, follows a Freedom of Information request to the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, asking him to provide information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.

 

The group says that the Federal Government has nothing to lose by releasing the names of the looters. It said rather, publishing the looters’ names will provide an insight into the debate on the ongoing ant-corruption fight and how looters had been evading punishment.


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