Anti-Corruption Group Sues Bank For Non-Disclosure Of Information Under The FOI Act

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Citizens Awareness Against Corruption and Social Vices Initiative (CAACASVI), an anti-corruption vanguard group  has sued a bank for non disclosure of information, under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

On Thursday, the group through President Aigbokhan, The Legal Counsel obtained a court order from the Federal High Court, Abuja to access the information from the bank.

However, the Executive Director of  CAACASVI,  Comrade Muyiwa Onilide, stated that the organisation whose primary objectives include Anti Corruption, monitoring and evaluation had sought  information relating to activities of the Bank, an intervention agency, in a bid to enlighten the citizens about its activities to other government agencies.

He said the group had requested from the bank the list of loan beneficiaries from the inception of the bank in year 2001 till date.

Onilide said that the group also prayed to the honourable court to compel it to release certified true copies of all information sought by the organisation for the purpose of evaluation and appraisal of the bank from inception for Nigerians to know and be aware.

Delivering her judgement,  Justice Nkeonye Evelyn Maha of Federal High Court Abuja on 9th December, 2020 granted the order sought by the applicant.

The judge ordered the respondent to be served before 22nd of December,  and also for the applicant to go ahead and file the originating summons.

She adjourned the case to  March 9, 2021.

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