The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to publish copy and details of the agreement the Federal Government recently signed with the United States for the repatriation of $23 million stolen by the late dictator, Sani Abacha.
Joined in the suit as respondent is the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Recall that the United States government had in August signed an agreement with the Federal Government to repatriate $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria.
The $23 million adds to the $311.7 million Abacha loot repatriated from the U.S. to Nigeria in 2020.
The suit filed on behalf of SERAP by its lawyers, Kolawole Oluwadare and Ms. Atinuke Adejuyigbe, read in part: “The Nigerian constitution, Freedom of Information Act, and the country’s international obligations rest on the principle that citizens should have access to information regarding their government’s activities.”
However, no date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.