The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has faulted feedback attributed to the Lawyer Normal of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, on the committee saddled with the duty of disposing recovered and forfeited belongings suspected to be proceeds of crimes.
Malami had constituted a 22-member inter-ministerial committee to get rid of belongings forfeited to the federal authorities.
The AGF had expressed confidence within the potential of the committee to hold out its duty.
Nevertheless, HURIWA identified that the committee can’t be trusted to get rid of the belongings in a clear and accountable method.
HURIWA, in a press release collectively signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and Nationwide Media Affairs Director; Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA raised doubts over the power of the committee to judiciously use the cash raised from gross sales of forfeited belongings.
In response to the rights group: “The committee is just a creation of a contraption whereby sycophants and politicians of the All Progressives Congress are allowed avenues to line their pockets with filthy lucre.
“We additionally expressed sturdy doubts that the cash to be recouped from the gross sales of these forfeited belongings will likely be appropriately channeled to strategic nationwide initiatives to offer the most important advantages to the best variety of the Nigerian residents as a result of the present administration that has continuously gone for overseas loans with out offering clarification on what it has executed within the final 5 years with the massive revenues generated by some authorities businesses.”
The rights group additionally condemned “Malami’s inordinate curiosity to oversee the sale of these things.”
The group famous that Malami is an social gathering within the energy tussle that led to the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, suspended performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
“The Committee supervised by the AGF can’t be trusted to do the appropriate factor for the reason that AGF is an social gathering within the energy wrestle within the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee involving Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Appearing Chairman of EFCC,” the appropriate group added.