A Lagos court has ordered the previous civilian administrations to account for the monies recovered from corrupt public office holders which has become a topic of debate in recent times.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the governments of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, and Goodluck Jonathan to account fully for all recovered loot.
VANGUARD reports that the judgment was delivered on Friday by Hon Justice M.B. Idris following a Freedom of Information suit no: FHC/IKJ/CS/248/2011brought by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
The details ordered by the court to be disclosed include: information on the total amount of recovered stolen public assets by each government; the amount of recovered stolen public assets spent by each government as well as the objects of such spending and the projects on which such funds were spent.
Justice Idris dismissed all the objections raised by the Federal Government and upheld SERAP’s arguments.