The Nigerian authorities has allotted N308,647,164 for the “prosecution of Boko Haram suspects, offenders of government recovered assets and improving asset recovery and monitoring process, prison inmates, maritime/offshore offenses”.
This was contained within the 2022 appropriation finances for the Ministry of Justice, obtained by SaharaReporters.
In the finances which was analysed by SaharaReporters, it was additional realised that N2,004,014,608 could be utilized by the ministry for “Consulting and Professional Services.”
The finances additional acknowledged that the sum of N2,000,514,608 could be used for “Legal services.”
SaharaReporters had in April, reported how over 400 individuals had been arrested by safety companies throughout a nationwide crackdown on the suspected Boko Haram financiers and collaborators.
They had been reportedly arrested in an operation being coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The operation was stated to have been authorized by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020.
However, SaharaReporters had reported how about 300 of the suspects have been launched on the order of Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) after accumulating bribes from them.