Lawyer sues Buhari, Osinbajo over assets declaration

A lawyer and human rights activist, Kabir Akingbolu, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, before a Federal High Court in Lagos over their alleged failure to declare their assets publicly.

In the suit, the lawyer is contending that by declaring their assets secretly, Buhari and Osinbajo have violated Section 172 and Section 11 (1) and (2) of the Code of Conduct for public officers under the fifth schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Apart from Buhari and Osinbajo, other defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

The two leaders were said to have declared their assets to the CCB secretly, a development which drew public condemnation, with many insisting that it was a sharp departure from the anti-corruption posture of the President and his Vice.

Akingbolu, is seeking for an order declaring that it was mandatory for the CCB to publicly publish the assets of Buhari and Osinbajo.

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