For Asking Past Civilian Presidents To Account For Loot, Obasanjo Calls Judge Stupid, As A Lawyer Fires Back
The Legal Adviser, International Secretariat of Amnesty International, London, Mr. Kolawole Olaniyan, has described as inappropriate the recent open criticism of Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo had reportedly described the judge as “ignorant and stupid” for entering a judgment, directing all past civilian Presidents from 1999 to 2015 to account for the loot recovered from the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha.
The judge had made the pronouncement while delivering judgment in a Freedom of Information suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, demanding the disclosure or details of the recovery and spending of the Abacha loot.
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