SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Edo State sitting in Benin City and delivered on the 29th day of April 2014.
The Respondents in this appeal were the Applicants in the trial Court wherein they instituted an action by way of Originating Summons against the Respondent (now Appellant). In the said Originating Summons filed on 14th February 2014, they raised the following issue for determination by the trial Court.
Whether the information sought after by the Applicants ought to be granted under the Freedom of Information Act 2011.
The reliefs sought by the Applicants against the Respondents (now Appellants) are as follows:-
RELIEFS SOUGHT BY THE APPLICANTS:-
A. DECLARATION that compulsory disclosure of information by agency of government is governed by the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.
B. DECLARATION that the Respondent must release information relating to details of the revenue and ex…