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Court strikes out lawsuit seeking a reversal of Okada ban in Lagos

Court strikes out lawsuit seeking a reversal of Okada ban in Lagos

Filing a lawsuit against the ban instituted in 2020, the plaintiff claimd that sections 15, 16, 19, 46 and 68 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 violated sections 1, 4, 5, items 11 and 63 of the exclusive legislative list in part 1, second schedule to the constitution.

In the 27-page judgement, Justice Akintayo Aluko held that the applicant failed to establish that the Lagos State Government has no power to ban the operation of tricycles and motorcycles in respect of designated roads in the state.

Aluko said;

“The Plaintiffs has failed to establish that the State House of Assembly has no power to have made the law in contention and has equally failed to establish that the State government has no power to ban the operation of tricycles and motorcycles in respect of the designated roads in Lagos State.

“That is forbidden and this court will not venture into such unconstitutional enterprise.

“Coming from the foregoing, the Plaintiff has failed to prove his case by credible evidence as required by law.

“Accordingly, the case of the Plaintiff lacks merit and same is hereby dismissed.”

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