Bauchi Assembly Passes Bill To Stop Recovery Of Looted Funds

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a bill to halt the recovery of looted funds.

The bill was passed on the floor of the house on Wednesday with 13 members out of 31 in attendance.

Speaker of the assembly, Kawuwa Damina  was present as he presided over the plenary where three bills were passed through first, second and third readings without objection.

The passing of the bill is coming less than two weeks to the end of the tenure of Mohammed Abubakar, governor of the state, who lost his reelection bid.

Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has since been declared winner of the governorship election in the state.

The governor had signed a bill establishing Public Property and Funds Recovery Tribunal in 2017. The move was aimed at assisting the government recover all stolen public assets and funds.

The governor in his declaration 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.

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