Presidential Media Aide, Lauretta Onochie tweeted on Monday shared that lifestyle audit is now legal in the country, stating that Nigerians could be called upon to explain how they acquired certain properties.
“Lifestyle Audit is now legal in Nigeria. Those who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford can now be investigated by any of the graft agencies to produce evidence of the sources of their wealth,” she tweeted.
“You can now be called upon to explain how you acquired certain properties.”
Until now, the two Nigerian Government anti-graft agencies are yet to issue any official statement about Onochie’s assertion.
Although the policy was first suggested shortly after Buhari assumed office in 2015, it was promptly shut down by civil rights groups who warned that such policies would be susceptible to abuse during implementation.
The policy could also be implemented on the basis of a 2009 ruling of the Court of Appeal, which said that anti-graft officials can use a citizen’s luxury lifestyle as sufficient grounds for opening an investigation into how they acquired their wealth, to begin with.
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