Nigerian Government Agrees To Publish Names Of Looters
The Federal Government has agreed to publish the names of looters of public funds as ordered by the Federal High court in Lagos .
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Malami said the government totally agrees with the court’s ruling and will adhere.
Bounce News had reported on Wednesday that the court ordered the Federal Government, to immediately release to Nigerians names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered, the circumstances under which funds were recovered and the exact amounts.
The judgment was delivered by Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari following a Freedom of Information suit number: FHC/CS/964/2016 by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
The suit followed disclosure in 2016 by the Federal Government of funds recovered from some high-ranking public officials and private individuals.
In her judgment, Justice Shagari agreed with SERAP that “the Federal Government has a legally binding obligations to tell Nigerians the names of all suspected looters of the public treasury past and present.”