President Buhari of Nigeria

Nigerian Governors  have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly embezzling N1.8 trillion from the embezzlers.

The governors, led by the forum chairman and Ekiti State Governor  Kayode Fayemi, took a team of lawyers led by Femi Falana to represent them in their case on Monday

The lawsuit filed by the Supreme Court also involved a said  misappropriation of assets worth N450 billion among those recovered since 2015.

The state Governors have accused the federal government of failing to disburse large sums of money in the federal treasury and diverting it to other accounts contrary to the law.

The Nigerian constitution stipulates that all revenues of the country shall be deposited in a single account in accordance with the law.

The Nigerian states have also called for an investigation to determine the amount of money recovered from government thieves since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

The governors accused President Muhammadu Buhari of violating the rights of the states at a time when he said he was fighting corruption.

The Constitution gives the Supreme Court the power to hear cases between state and federal governments on constitutional matters.