An anti-corruption coalition group, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has invoked a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, demanding that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), furnish the names of individuals who have refused to honor or cooperate with the commission concerning the Dasukigate scandal.
In its FOI request, signed by the Chairman of the coalition, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, CSNAC stated that the uncooperative attitude of certain suspects has halted the progress of the investigation and prosecution of those involved in the arms deal scandal.
"The commission, in line with its mandate of prosecuting crimes associated with corruption and financial impropriety, has invited a few individuals who are linked to the arms deal scandal.
"However, these individuals, in blatant disregard for the constitutional powers of the Commission [EFCC] have refused to honor to cooperate with the Commission.”
“In light of the above facts, the CSNAC requests a comprehensive list of all individuals who have refused to cooperate with the Commission. This request is made pursuant to Sections 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.
"This information will enable us [CSNAC] to carry out our mandate of fighting corruption by naming and shaming these individuals. We believe this will mobilise a public protest against their crimes and subsequent recalcitrance.
"We look forward to receiving this information promptly, and in any event, within 7 days of the receipt of this application as provided for in Section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011," the network said.