Wednesday, 30 August 2017

FG Saved N119.2b,$14.6m Against Parties In Court Suits

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has revealed that the sum of N119.2 billion and the sum of $14.6 million was saved by the Federal Government against parties that claimed damages in court suits.

Malami announced the sweeping institutional and policy reforms yesterday in Abuja while presenting the status report of the ministry in the 2016-2017 legal year and the achievements of the Department of Public Prosecutions, Civil Litigations and Public Law Departments.

He also announced that the sum of N10bn was recovered for the Federal Government when the Department of Civil Litigation in a suit with number: FHC/L/CS/1200/2015: PPULAR Farms and Mills Ltd versus Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, stopped the parties from avoiding stamp payment of N10.6bn through the Nigerian Customs Service in rice importation.

He said the Department of Civil Litigations handled a total of 1330 civil cases between 2015 and 2017, and concluded 325 of them, while the Department of Public Prosecutions handled a total of 6646 criminal cases between 2015 and 2016.

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