Human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, says it has secured the leave of court to apply for a mandamus order to compel the Account General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, to publish the details of how the N388.304bn London-Paris Club Loan refunds was spent. The organisation had in April filed a suit marked, FCH/CS/523/17 before the Federal High Court in Lagos, against the backdrop of allegations that the money was diverted and mismanaged by 35 state governments.
In a statement on Wednesday by its Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, SERAP said Justice Muslim Hassan last Friday gave it the leave to apply for a mandamus order against the Accountant General of the Federation to publish the details of how the N388.304bn was spent.
The judge, according to the statement, granted the leave after entertaining argument from SERAP’s counsel, Ms Bamisope Ibidolapo, who took an ex parte application before him.
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