SERAP Sues Buhari Over Failure To Publish Details Of N800bn Recovered Loot


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the failure to disclose information about the recovered N800bn looted public funds.

This was made known in a statement signed by SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Sunday.

The group noted that the President had, in paragraph 78 of his speech to mark Democracy Day on June 12, 2020, stated that: “the government has recovered looted funds in excess of N800 billion. These monies are being ploughed into development and infrastructure projects.”

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In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1064/2020 filed last Friday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, SERAP is seeking “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 N800bn in looted funds have been recovered, the details of spending of the money, and the specific dates of the recovery.”

The group joined Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed as correspondents in the suit.


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