SERAP sues FG over loot­ers’ names

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ade­lanwa Bamg­boye

The So­cioE­co­nomic Rights and Ac­count­abil­ity Project (SERAP) has sued the fed­eral gov­ern­ment over its fail­ure to re­lease the names of sus­pected loot­ers and the cir­cum­stances un­der which stolen pub­lic funds were re­cov­ered.

The suit filed last Fri­day at the Fed­eral High Court Ikoyi, La­gos re­quested the Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion, Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed, to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about 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 amounts re­cov­ered from each of­fi­cial.

The orig­i­nat­ing sum­mons with suit num­ber FHC/ CS/964/2016 was brought pur­suant to Sec­tion 4(a) of the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act signed by SERAP’s Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Adetokunbo Mu­muni. Joined as de­fen­dants are Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed and the Fed­eral Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion and Cul­ture.

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