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Court orders federal government to recover pensions collected by Saraki, Akpabio, Amaechi, others

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Edwin Azuka Eriye

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

The judge also directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to collect such pensions.

Blackbox Nigeria gathered that Justice Oguntoyinbo gave the judgement following an application for an order of mandamus in suit number FHC/L/CS/1497/2017 brought by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

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