N2 Billion For Prosecution Of Boko Haram Suspects Is Small


Ibrahim Malami, AGF


The solicitor-general of the federation, Dayo Apata has complained that billions of naira proposed for the Ministry of Justice to prosecute Boko Haram terrorists is small.


The Ministry of Justice proposed N2 billion to cowl its authorized companies for the 2021 fiscal yr.


Nonetheless, Apata described the quantity as small when in comparison with what it’s meant to do.


The authorized companies embody civil litigation, jail decongestion, trial and prosecution of Boko Haram criminals, administration of prison justice system and cost for worldwide authorized obligations, he disclosed. Of the N2 billion, about N350 million was budgeted for the trial and prosecution of Boko Haram criminals.


Mr Apata appeared earlier than the Senate committee on judiciary, authorized and human rights issues, on Monday, to defend the ministry’s 2021 funds proposal.He was within the firm of the Lawyer Common of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.


The panel had queried the duo for duplication of things within the funds submitted.Ajibola Basiru, the Senate spokesperson and member of the panel, famous that some line gadgets listed underneath overhead price additionally appeared within the capital funds.He additionally mentioned the proposed N2 billion authorized companies is just not definitive sufficient to avail auditors on the committee the aim of exercising oversight features.


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