A total of N10.4 billion was released for judgement debt without due process by the Ministry of Justice in 2017, an audit report by the Auditor General of the Federation has revealed.
Judgment debt refers to a monetary award issued by a court to a party in a suit. In this case, they refer to monetary awards against the Nigerian government.
The audit report seen by PREMIUM TIMES, also revealed how the sum of N32.5 million was spent by the ministry’s officials on foreign travels without approval.
The report was signed by the Auditor-General for the Federation, Anthony Ayine. It is the latest by Mr Ayine’s office.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had in October said that while N10 billion was paid in 2017, Nigeria is still owing over…