Whistleblower sues Federal Government and Attorney General of the Federation for failure to pay N1.9bn commission

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A whistleblower, who exposed a secret account with a balance of $223m has sued the Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation for failing to pay him the N1.9bn commission promised him for exposing corruption.

In a suit filed before an Abuja High Court by the whistleblower’s lawyer, Aliyu Alemu, the whistleblower whose name has not been made public, prayed the court to compel the Federal Government to fulfil its promise.

In the writ of summons, which was brought under the undefended list procedure, the plaintiff asked the court to order that he was entitled to be paid by the Federal Government and AGF the sum of One billion, nine hundred and fourteen million, six hundred and seventy six thousand naira being the whistleblower reward accruing to him.

He also asked the court to direct the defendants to pay him the money immediately and order that a post-judgment interest in respect of the commission at the rate of 10 percent per annum until the final liquidation of the N1.9bn.

The whistleblower also asked the court to order that the sum of N10m be paid by the Federal Government as legal fees for filing the court process.

The whistleblowing policy was introduced by the Buhari administration in 2016.