The Federal Government has said that it will soon disclose the names of suspected looters of the national treasury.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami (SAN), gave the indication yesterday in his office in Abuja when he received a delegation from Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all relevant agencies to compile documents on names of all looters with a view to promptly enforcing the judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos.
SERAP’s Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni said it was a very productive meeting with Mr. Malami where critical issues were discussed like the need for the government to obey the judgment delivered in July by Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari following a Freedom of Information suit No. FHC/CS/964/2016 brought by SERAP.”
However, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to release the report of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led investigative panel on the N40 billion cash found at a residential house in Lagos.
The ADP’s National Chairman, Yabaji Sani, who spoke yesterday at the third national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party, also demanded for the report on the embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, who was also accused of indulging in corrupt practices.
Sani said that the delay to publicise the report amounts to government paying lip service to the fight against corrupt practices in the polity.
He further stated that the controversy over the $25 billion contract award in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) brings to question President Buhari’s commitment to the fight against corruption.