Mr. Aaron Kaase is a public officer with Nigeria’s Police Service Commission (PSC). On the 27th May 2015, he blew the whistle on the Chairman and Nigeria’s former Inspector-General of Police, Sir. Mike Okiro on grounds of gross administrative fraud and abuse of public office. His position to expose the Chairman led to his sudden suspension by the PSC.
Mr Aaron Kaase is a public officer with Nigeria’s Police Service Commission (PSC) with a principled opposition to systemic fraud and abuse of office in public life. His stance led to a plot of persecution at work and human rights violations, including frivolous criminal prosecution based on manufactured narratives aimed at silencing him after he blew the whistle to reveal serious allegations of possible fraud in the PSC involving the Chairman and Nigeria’s former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro.
Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will envisage both institutions working together in partnership towards a profound implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2011 within the institutional structure of the BPSR.
The number of FoI Judgements upholding the right of Nigerians to access information held by public institutions in Nigeria have steadily increased since the passage of the Act in May, 2011. This is largely due to the failure of public institutions to comply with their obligations under the Act to grant request within the time limits and their reluctance to proactively disclose these information.