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N585m scandal: SERAP threatens legal action if Tinubu fails to investigate Betta Edu

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, sues President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for failing to investigate alleged payment of N585,189,500 to a personal account by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Beta Edu he threatened.

Kolawole Oluwadare, Deputy Director of SERAP, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

DAILY POST reports that Beta Edu has confirmed the disbursement of N585,189,500 to a personal account targeted at vulnerable people in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Ogun states. Ta.

However, Mr Edu maintained that the payments were made in accordance with due process.

Meanwhile, SERAP argues that the Minister's action violates Section 713 of Chapter 7 of the Federal Financial Regulations 2009, which states that “in no case shall personal funds be paid into a government bank account.'' “No public funds shall be paid into any government bank account.” “Private Account”.

SERAP therefore called on Tinubu to direct the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Lateef Fagbemi and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation.

“We ask that you take the recommended actions within 7 days of receipt and/or publication of this letter. If we do not hear from you by then, SERAP will contact your government with a We will consider appropriate legal action to compel them to comply with our demands.”

Recall that the Treasurer of the Federation, Oluwatoyin Madein, said that Edu should not have the N585,198,500.00 in his personal account.


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