Prosecute Oil Thieves, SERAP Charges Buhari

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a presidential panel of enquiry to investigate the operations of illegal oil pipelines from 2001 to date and to widely publish the names of anyone suspected to be involved.

SERAP asked the president to order appropriate anti-corruption agencies to prosecute anyone suspected to be responsible for the plundering of the country’s oil wealth and ensure the full recovery of any proceeds of crime.

The civil society organisation, which made the demands in an open letter dated October 15, 2022 and signed by its deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, gave the federal government a 14 days ultimatum to commence actions on its demands or face legal action.

SERAP demanded President Buhari to promptly authorise the investigation of reports of the destruction of an oil bunkering vessel by security agencies and to ensure that suspected owners of the vessel are identified, named and brought to…



Source: Leadership Newspaper