Bauchi Assembly repeals law for the recovery of looted funds

Bauchi Assembly repeals law for the recovery of looted funds

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a bill to repeal the law on recovery of looted public funds and properties. The bill which passed throug

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The Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a bill to repeal the law on recovery of looted public funds and properties. The bill which passed through the First, Second and Third readings without objection, was passed with 13 members, including the Speaker, Kawuwa Damina, out of 31 in attendance.

This comes less than two weeks to the end of the tenure of Governor Mohammed Abubakar, who was defeated during the last governorship election. The Independent National Electoral Commissioner had declared Bala Mohammed, of the Peoples Democratic Party, as winner of the governorship election in Bauchi State.

In 2017, the governor signed into law, the bill establishing Public Property and Funds Recovery Tribunal, aimed at assisting the government to recover all stolen public assets and funds. The governor had said the tribunal has the mandate to recover state assets, including properties and monies stolen by past government officials, civil servants, companies, individuals and also prosecute looters.