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Identities of those who refunded money must be revealed - Aborisade

08 July 2016, 08:27

Abuja - Prominent human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Aborisade has said that the Federal Government needs to fulfill its promises to the public by revealing the names of those who returned money to the government, Vanguard reports.

The Federal Government last month disclosed the values of the recovered loot without the identities from whom the money was recovered being made public, despite promising to name and shame those guilty parties.

Also read: FG finally releases report on loot recovery

Aborisade now believes that this clearly shows that the Buhari administration is succumbing to pressure in the fight for transparency in the handling of public affairs.

Aborisade said that a fundamental point to establish is that the entire process of recovering funds and naming those found guilty should be done through a systematic process of investigation and prosecution via a judicial system.

He therefor criticised the decision to politicize the process through agencies of the executive arm of government outside the judicial process.

News24 Nigeria reported that Nigerians reacted negatively to a report released by the Federal Government detailing the amount of stolen loot that has been recovered since the beginning of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure in office.

Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), lambasted the report, calling out inaccuracies in the figures presented and claiming that the total amount of loot recovered amounts to far less than what was presented in the report.

For more on this story, visit Vanguard.

- News24 Nigeria


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