SERAP asks Buhari to resolve doubts over real identities of those behind Ikoyi $45m haul
In the aftermath of the controversy surrounding the ownership of the N13bn ($43.4m, N23m and £27,000) found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently address country on the matter so as to clarify the issue, and resolve lingering doubts among Nigerians regarding the real owner(s) of the cash.”
The organization also called on the president to “ensure legal backing for his government’s whistle-blowing policy by vigorously pursuing the passing by the National Assembly of the Whistle-blower Bills.”
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SERAP launches hotline against corruption in education and electricity sectors
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has established “toll-free Hotline also called BRIBEline which aims to provide anonymous and confidential channel of advice and assistance to victims and witnesses of cases of corruption such as bribes solicited by officials or quasi-official bodies in the education and electricity sectors.”
In the public statement today signed by SERAP deputy director Timothy Adewale, the organization said that, “Citizens are free to call toll-free hotline 0800-CALLSERAP (0800-2255-73727) to report petty corruption and other problems they encounter in their efforts to access services for themselves, their children or family members either in the education or electricity sector SERAP will...
SERAP to Buhari: Refer high-profile corruption cases to International Criminal Court
Following a string of court rulings against high-profile corruption cases last week, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “adopt a revolutionary approach to his government’s fight against corruption by referring high-level official corruption cases to the International Criminal Court for investigation and possible prosecution.”
The organization said, “As a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the government should also consider drawing from the expertise, experience, and international best practices of the court to complement the mandates and powers of our anti-corruption agencies and judiciary to successfully and satisfactorily investigate,...
SERAP asks court to compel FG to publish details of Paris Club refunds spending
There is prospect Nigerians keen about knowing how their governors spent Paris club refunds disbursement may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Lagos for “an order for leave to apply for judicial relief and to seek an order of mandamus directing and/or compelling the government to publish details of spending of N388.304billion London Paris Club Loan refunds allegedly diverted and mismanaged by 35 States.”
In the suit number FCH/CS/523/17 filed yesterday SERAP is seeking “an order to compel the Accountant General of the Federation Alh. Ahmed Idris, to compile and...
‘Your investigation of Sagay’s comments is a travesty’, SERAP tells Senate.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the leadership of the Senate to “immediately withdraw the unwarranted and unconstitutional ‘summon’ for Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption to appear before the Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions for reportedly describing the body as ‘childish and irresponsible’ and one ‘filled by people of questionable character’.”
SERAP in a statement today signed by its executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni said that, “the Senate’s decision to summon Professor Sagay simply for exercising his right to freedom of expression is arbitrary, a travesty, mala-fide, and cannot withstand constitutional...