Okonjo-Iweala Disobeys Court Order, Faces Contempt Of Court Charges

6 years ago by: samuel olowo
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The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is facing contempt of court charges for disobeying an order. Okonjo is said to have disobeyed judgment on statutory transfers delivered at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in respect of a suit filed at the court by the Centre for Social Justice. She was served a Notice of Consequences of disobedience to court order otherwise known as Form 48, issued by Justice A. Abdu-Kafarati of the Federal High Court on Tuesday April 29, 2014 in her Abuja office. Okonjo had been compelled by the court through an order of mandamus, dated February 25 to grant the Centre for Social Justice, CSJ access to the details of the statutory transfers in the 2013 appropriation act, following a suit filed by one Kingsley Nnajiaka, an Abuja-based legal practitioner, on behalf of the group. Specifically, the lawyer demanded the details of the money released by the Federal Government to the National Judicial Council, NJC; Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC; Universal Basic Education, UBE; the National Assembly, NASS; the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; and the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC. In the contempt charge, the judge noted that since the order was made, the minister had refused to comply with the order, despite several letters to her on the need to comply. The court also declared that the continued refusal of the respondents to grant the applicant access to details of statutory transfers in the 2013 appropriation act despite applicant’s demand violated section 4 of the FOI act. According to the Lead Director of CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, with the notice of contempt charge, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala has 48 hours to comply with the order or risk being committed for contempt of court.
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Bankable (m) at 1-05-2014 06:51PM
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But why?
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mary11 (m) at 1-05-2014 07:10PM
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unfortunatly 9ja laws re meant for d poor only, d rich/politicians can violate it anyhow and go scot free

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Topsylucas (f) at 1-05-2014 07:17PM
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She knows the justice systen in nigeria is wack so she's calling their bluff as usual. I don't know why ppl who occupy sensitive positns in nigeria suddenly feel they're untouchable after misappropriatn & mismanagement of funds. Madam,go & give account o!
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Wysetots (m) at 1-05-2014 07:47PM
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Quote from: mary11 on  1-05-2014 07:10PM
unfortunatly 9ja laws re meant for d poor only, d rich/politicians can violate it anyhow and go scot free

That is just the crux of the matter.

FULL STOP !!
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beneno (m) at 1-05-2014 07:55PM
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them them  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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kceemore26pp (m) at 1-05-2014 09:45PM
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pls next?
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sammylankey (m) at 1-05-2014 09:47PM
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this is serious
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paulohking (m) at 1-05-2014 09:55PM
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Roll EyesRoll EyesRoll Eyes
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papadip (m) at 1-05-2014 10:53PM
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She is untouchable and will be rewarded for this act eventually.
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Larry28 (f) at 1-05-2014 10:55PM
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Na still them so am not suprise.
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DrSoba (m) at 2-05-2014 06:55AM
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She should know better. On the other hand she knows it is 9ja nothing dey happen.
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malvin2525 (m) at 2-05-2014 11:37AM
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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Nicksam (m) at 2-05-2014 12:28PM
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NOTING WE HAPPEN
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winace (f) at 2-05-2014 03:05PM
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Madam u can't try dis wen u were abroad.  U kn d law. So do d right thg.
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toibeli (m) at 2-05-2014 04:42PM
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The judiciary in Naija is nothing but a toothless Bulldog.
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ajanni (m) at 2-05-2014 09:46PM
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shes in soup so
no one is above the law
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osamabinladin (m) at 3-05-2014 07:09AM
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lawless country !
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Fertymor (f) at 3-05-2014 03:12PM
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NA WA Oh...
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ajanni (m) at 3-05-2014 04:39PM
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na so oooooo
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