Nigerian Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has been dragged before a Federal High Court in Abuja by some suspected members of Boko Haram financiers.
He was sued with 53 different suits challenging what they described as illegal detention by the government of Nigeria.
The alleged Boko Haram members financiers challenged the Federal Government for violating their individual fundamental human rights by detaining them beyond the stipulated constitutional period and without initiating criminal charges against them for whatever crimes.
They sought an order to determine their illegal incarceration and monetary compensation from the government.
But Malami, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), alleged that the plaintiffs have been providing finance and resources to the terrorists thereby sustaining them in the heinous crimes against the government of the federation.
However, at the Federal High Court, where their cases were listed for mention before a vacation judge, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed, said some of the suits were consolidated due to their similarities in claims against the Federal Government.
Justice Mohammed has fixed September 1.2021, for further mention of the matters.
He ordered parties in the suits to file and exchange processes as required by law to facilitate quick determination of issues in dispute.