Lawyer Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa has sued Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola over the monthly environmental sanitation in the state, and is asking the court to cancel the exercise.
Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa(pictured right) is the same lawyer, who took the state government to court over collection of toll on the Lekki- Ikoyi Bridge.
Joined in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, the state’ Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and the Ministry of Environment.
According to him, the restriction of people’s movement was in conflict with Sections 35 and 41 of the Constitution, which guarantees rights to personal liberty and freedom of movement.
Adegboruwa stated that the restriction also violates Article XII of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
He is therefore asking the court to declare that the Lagos State Government and its agents do not have the legal backing to restrict movement of Lagos residents on the last Saturday of the month.
The applicant is also asking the court to declare that the respondents could not, as of right, arrest and detain any Lagos resident found moving on either state or Federal Government roads in the state on the last Saturday of every month.
Justice M.B. Idris has adjourned till January 28, 2015 for hearing in the suit