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FOI: SERAP sues Saraki, Dogara over N500billion running cost

Dogara, Saraki…dragged to court

By Adejoke Bamidele, Lagos

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Sakari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, “over failure to give account of the spending of N500 billion as running cost between 2006 and 2016, and the monthly income and allowances of each Senator and member”.

The suits which was filed on Friday at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State followed the two Freedom of Information (FOI) requests dated 25th November, 2016 to both Saraki and Dogara asking them to “urgently provide information about alleged spending of N500 billion as running cost between 2006 and 2016, and the monthly income and allowances of each Senator and member.”

The originating summons, with suit numbers FHC/L/CS/1711/16 and FHC/L/CS/1710/16 respectively, were brought pursuant to section 4(a) of the Freedom of Information Act, and signed by SERAP’s Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni.

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