A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sued the federal government for what it described as its failure to release the names of suspected looters of the country’s treasury and the circumstances under which the stolen public funds were recovered.
The suit filed last Friday at the Federal High Court in Lagos followed a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, asking him to provide information on the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which the funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.
The originating summons was brought pursuant to Section 4(a) of the FoI Act, and signed by SERAP’s Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni.
Joined as defendants in the suit are Mohammed and the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
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