- President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to direct the attorney general of the federation to prosecute all indicted former governors
- A human rights advocacy group said the delay of the trial of several former governors accused of corruption gives a negative signal to the public
- The group also threatened to take legal actions if the federal government does not take over the cases
The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the prosecution of all former governors indicted in corruption cases.
SERAP urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the attorney general of the federation to prosecute the cases against the former governors.
It made the appeal in a statement issued by its deputy director, Timothy Adewale, on Sunday, October 7, Channels TV reports.
“The trial of several former state governors accused of corruption and money laundering have continued to linger in different high courts in the country. Some of the grand corruption cases involving former governors started in 2007 are yet to properly commence.
“The continuing delay in the prosecution of former governors alleged to have committed acts of corruption is a significant factor contributing to impunity of those engaging in grand corruption, thereby posing a serious threat to probity in public life, the rule of law and respect for human rights,” it said in a statement.
Also, SERAP threatened to take legal actions if the federal government does not take over the cases
NAIJ.com had reported that human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak on the recovered $43.4m, N23m and £27,000 (N13bn) in order to clear the controversy surrounding the ownership of the funds.
The group, in a statement on Sunday April 16 by its Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, said heaven would not fall if the government unveiled the real owner of the recovered funds.
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