SERAP Gives FG 14-day Ultimatum to Publish Names of Suspected Looters
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given the Federal Government not fewer than 14 days to publish the names of suspected looters.
The deadline issued by the group is sequel to a judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos, ordering the government to release information to Nigerians, the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered.
Following the judgement, however, President Muhammadu Buhari directed all relevant agencies to swing into action, according to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami.
But in a swift reaction, SERAP’S Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, expressed his firm belief that if the judgement was effectively enforced, it would show this administration’s commitment to the fight against corruption.
The group’s boss further said that the court’s verdict was a victory for the rule of law, hence showing the way forward in the fight against corruption.
It would be recalled that the SERAP suit followed disclosure last year by the Federal Government of funds recovered from some high-ranking public officials and private individuals.