Abuja - The ruling on the contempt charge against the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo has been fixed for June 3 by the Federal High Court in Abuja, Vanguard reports.
Okonjo-Iweala was accused of disobeying a court order that had on February 25, 2014, directed her to release to a civil society group, Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, details of statutory transfers in the 2013 budget to six federal agencies.
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Following alleged refusal of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala to comply with the court order, the applicants, CSJ, through its lawyer, Kingsley Nnajika, filed a Form-49, which is a motion for committal of the Finance Minister to prison for contempt.
In his judgment in the suit on February 25, 2014, Justice Abdulkadir Abdulkafarati upheld CSJ’s claim and ordered the minister to, among others, supply the information requested by the applicant.
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