SOCIO-ECONOMIC Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, wants Abubakar Malami, SAN, attorney-general of the Federation and minister of Justice, and Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the Federation jailed.
Hence, the human rights group has started committal to prison hearings against both Malami and Idris at a federal high court, Lagos.
They were alleged to have neglected an order of the court made on Friday February, 26, this year, requiring them to provide the SERAP with up to date information on the spending of recovered stolen funds since the return of democracy in 1999.
The order by Justice Muhammed Idris of the federal high court, Lagos include specific details on the total amount of recovered stolen public assets by governments since 1999; the amount that has been spent from the recovered stolen public assets and the objects of such spending; as well as details and location of specific projects on which recovered stolen public assets were spent.
The Form 49 “notice to show cause why order of committal should not be made” was filed at the federal high court, Lagos last week by Adetokunbo Mumuni, executive director, SERAP, “following the service on Mr Malami and Alhaji Idris of Form 48 contempt suit, and the certified true copy of the judgment.”
According to SERAP executive director, despite the service of both form 48 and the certified true copy of the judgment on both the two senior government officials “they have failed and/or neglected to acknowledge the judgment let alone obey it.”
— Dec 5, 2016 @ 16:40 GMT