FG Agrees to Publish Names Of All Suspected Looters Soon
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami (SAN), has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all relevant agencies to compile and publish names of all suspected looters.
In June, the Federal High Court in Lagos, ordered the Federal Government to publish the names of the suspected looters, the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public officials.
Malami made the disclosure on Wednesday during a meeting at his office in Abuja with a delegation from Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
This development was disclosed on Thursday in a statement by SERAP executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni.
Mumuni said, “We had a very productive meeting with Mr Malami, discussing among other critical issues the need for the government to obey the judgment delivered in July by Hon Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari following a Freedom of Information brought by SERAP.
“Mr Malami informed us that President Buhari has directed the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, EFCC, ICPC and other relevant agencies involved in the recovery of looted funds to promptly put the documents together with a view to fully and promptly enforcing the judgment by Justice Shagari.
“We appreciate the opportunity to meet with the Minister and look forward to working with him as the government strives to enforce this very important judgment. We hope that the implementation of the judgment will now happen sooner rather than later. We believe that effectively implementing the judgment will be a victory for the rule of law.”