A upright practitioner, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a lunge neatly with on the Federal Excessive Court in Lagos to peril the ban imposed by the verbalize authorities on the operations of business motorcycles, popularly identified as okada, and tricycles in any other case identified as keke.
Ogungbeje requested the court docket to characterize that the ban, as issued in February by Lagos Articulate Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, turned into once no longer backed by any court docket characterize because it “grossly violates Half 41 of the Constitution.”
He additionally told the court docket to present a perpetual injunction restraining the Lagos Articulate authorities from imposing the ban.
The attorney particularly requested the court docket to award N500 million as long-established and exemplary damages against the verbalize for the alleged violation of voters’ rights.
Rather then the verbalize authorities, he joined the Lagos Articulate Job Power on Environmental and Particular Offences Unit, Lagos Articulate Traffic Administration Authority, the verbalize’s Attorney-General; the Commissioner of Police in Lagos; the Car Inspection Carrier; and the Lagos Articulate Ministry of Transportation, as defendants in the lunge neatly with.
Ogungbeje, who argued that the ban had visited untold hardship on him and other regulations-abiding Nigerians residing in Lagos, prayed the court docket to characterize that “the forceful impounding, seizure or confiscation of motorcycles and tricycles” by agents of the verbalize authorities amounted to an infringement on the positive of residents to be pleased property below Sections 43 and 44 of the Constitution.
He additionally requested the court docket to characterize that the flexibility given to agents of the verbalize, below the Lagos Articulate Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, to arrest and punish violators of the ban turned into once same to the usurpation of the functions of the judiciary, “and is thus a snide infringement on the positive to a stunning hearing and human dignity below Sections 36 and 34 of the Constitution.”
The case has been assigned to Justice Mohammed Liman who has mounted September 28, 2020, for hearing.