Saturday, May 5, 2012

Okada: Court Nullifies Lagos Government Ban

Justice Steven Adah of the Federal High Court Lagos yesterday stopped Lagos State government from imposing ban on operation of commercial motor cyclists popularly called ‘Okada’ in the state.
The  judge in a ruling on an application filed by the motorcyclists asking the court to determine whether the government has the power to impose ban on their operation in view of the constitution, prayed the court to declare among other things that the proposed ban and restriction of their operations would constitute a violation of their constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of movement.
Giving his ruling, the Judge held there was no valid law enacted by the state government that empowered it to impose ban or restrictions on their operations.
The court therefore pronounced that the alleged  ban or restriction by the government is null and void until the law is enacted by the state House of Assembly.

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