The Federal high court docket sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has held that successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999 “breached the essential concepts of transparency and responsibility for failing to reveal information about the spending of recovered stolen public finances, which include on a devoted website.”
The court docket then ordered the authorities of President Muhammadu Buhari to “make certain that his government, and the governments of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, and previous President Goodluck Jonathan account absolutely for all recovered loot.”
The judgment was brought on Friday through Hon Justice M.B. Idris following a Freedom of records in shape no: FHC/IKJ/CS/248/2011brought through Socio-economic Rights and duty assignment (SERAP). The information ordered by the court to be disclosed include: statistics on the total amount of recovered stolen public belongings by way of every authorities; the amount of recovered stolen public assets spent by way of each government in addition to the objects of such spending and the projects on which such finances had been spent. Justice Idris disregarded all the objections raised through the Federal government and upheld SERAP’s arguments. Info later.