Lagos: High Court Abolishes Movement Restriction During Monthly Sanitation

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Federal High Court in Lagos has declared as unlawful the restriction of citizens’ movement during the monthly. Punch report.

During a verdict delivered on Monday, Justice Mohammed Idris, disclosed that such restriction of movement, in the name of sanitation, amounted to a violation of the citizens’ right to personal liberty and freedom of movement protected by sections 35 and 41 of the Constitution on Lagos environmental sanitation exercise.

He therefore voided the power of the Lagos State Government and its agent to arrest any citizen found moving between 7am and 10am on the last Saturday of every month when the enviromental sanitation exercise is observed.



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