An anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic and Rights and Accountability Project, on Tuesday, got court’s leave to file for a mandamus order against the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over poor power supply in the country.

The mandamus order is to compel Fashola to account for about N900bn sunk into the privatisation of the electricity sector in Nigeria without any positive result to show for it. The leave to seek mandamus order against Fashola was granted on Tuesday by Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The leave followed an ex parte application filed and argued by SERAP’s lawyer, Ms Bamisope Adeyanju. The judge, after granting the leave, directed that Fashola should be put on notice while he adjourned the case till November 20.

Source: The Punch