Prevent Funding Police From Federation Account, Rivers Tells Court


The Rivers State Government has sued the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the conclusion of assets from the Federation Account for the subsidizing of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

The finding, which its beginning was said to have been reported at the April 2020 Federation Account Allocation Committee meeting depends on Section 4(1)(a) and Section 4(1)(b) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act 2019, allowing the reasoning of 0.5 percent of the complete income accumulating to the Federation Account and be paid to the NPTF.

In any case, the Governor Nyesom Wike-drove Rivers State Government, has through the workplace of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, which recorded the suit on May 20, 2020, fought that it was not the obligation of the state governments but rather that of the Federal Government to subsidize the police.

It asked the court to among others, proclaim the segment of the law “allowing the immediate derivation of any entirety or level of income gathering to the Federation Account or which should have been paid into the Federation Account to give assets to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund” as “unlawful, invalid and void”.

It likewise asked the court to arrange a discount of the cash deducted from the Federation Account and paid into the NPTF since when it was educated in April 2020 Federation Account Allocation Committee meeting.

The suit was documented in the interest of the state government by group of legal counselors, including 14 Senior Advocates of Nigeria drove by Mr Joseph Daudu, a previous President of the Nigerian Bar Association.

The case came up before Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Thursday.

The offended party’s lawful group was driven by Daudu, while that of the AGF office was driven by Tijani Gazali. The lawful group of the Accountant-General of the Federation’s office was driven by N. O. Ibom, while that of the Ministry of Finance was driven by Chinedu Achumie.

In spite of affirmation by the appointed authority that RMAFC had been presented with the court forms, the commission was not spoken to by a legal advisor at Thursday’s procedures.

Ibom encouraged the court to suspend the case to empower him to document the essential procedures “or potentially to settle this issue agreeably.”

Equity Mohammed, who asked him to abandon plausibility of settlement, dismissed the case till July 2 for hearing.

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