Writer: Ayomide Owonibi Odekanyin -Lagos

JUSTICE Mohammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered Coscharis Motors Limited to release information as regards the two controversial bulletproof cars purchased by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, in 2013.

Justice Yunusa made the order of mandamus in a judgment delivered on Tuesday, in a suit filed by a non-governmental organisation, Enough-is-Enough.

Enough-is-Enough had, through its counsel, Mr Ayodeji Acquah, approached Yunusa, seeking an order compelling Coscharis Motors to make available to it, documents on the two cars, numbered WBAHP41050DW68032 and WBAHP41010DW68044, purchased for Oduah for about N256 million.

The organisation claimed to have commenced the action, following the refusal of the company to honour its request via a letter dated October 28, 2013.

Yunusa, in his judgment, however, assumed jurisdiction and holding that the provisions of the FOI Act was binding on Coscharis, while he subsequently ordered the automobile company to furnish Enough-is-Enough with information and documents pertaining to the cars.

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