AGF Insist due process was followed on deduction from account of 36 states.

Written by on November 6, 2021

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has said it followed due process in its plan to deduct 418 million dollars from the bank account of the 36 states of the Federation.

The deduction is to pay consultants who claimed a percentage of Paris Club refunds as payment of services they said they rendered to the states and local government.

The AGF was responding to a Friday judgement of the Federal High Court which restrained the Federal Government from making the deductions until all issues relating to that matter were fully determined.

In a statement signed by spokesman of the OAGF, Umar Gwandu, the AGF suggested the states and local governments had acted in bad faith for taking the case to court.

The deductions were ratified by several court judgements, the AGF said, and the Federal Government only had to step in to avoid forfeiting any of its assets, since it was also a defendant in the lawsuits against the states.

Seun Fakorede

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