SERAP writes President Buhari, seeks trial of high-profile corruption cases
- The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari
- The anti-corruption group is asking the president to ensure that his government prosecute high-profile corruption cases
- The group also outlined several deliverables it wants the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to carry out
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Anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to ensure that his government prosecute high-profile corruption cases.
SERAP also asked the president to instruct the minister of justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to publish details of the whereabouts of allegedly missing case files being handled by his office.
The letter which Malami was also copied, was dated Sunday, September 27 and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare.
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Part of the letter read:
“The authorities’ failure to diligently and expeditiously prosecute high profile corruption cases amounts to a fundamental breach of constitutional and international obligations. Continuing failure to prosecute these cases may create the perception of a deliberate effort to protect those considered to be very influential and powerful.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that an information sharing and research organization in Nigeria, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy (CISLAC), recently outlined policy responses on how to prevent looting at industrial scale in the country.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa, executive director, CISLAC reeled out the policy responses at a press briefing on Wednesday, September 23 in Abuja.
According to him, the continuous disappearing of Nigerian illicit funds abroad is likely to harm Nigeria in an unprecedented way as the world suffers from global economic depression.
Recall that two months ago, CISLAC called for an overhaul of Nigeria's tax system for efficiency in the country's public finance management.
The move, CISLAC, noted, will strengthen Nigeria's tax administration system with the view to expanding the tax base of the country as well as expanding the revenue scope to bring more taxable people and businesses into the tax net.
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