High Court nullifies movement restriction during Lagos monthly sanitation
Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has
nullified the restriction of movement of Lagos state residents during
the monthly environmental sanitation exercise. Delivering his judgement
in a suit filed by some aggrieved residents, Justice Mohammed described
as unlawful the restrictions of residents, adding that it was a
violation of the citizens’ right to personal liberty and freedom of
movement protected by sections 35 and 41 of the Constitution.
He voided the power of the Lagos State Government and its agent to
arrest any citizen found moving between 7am & 10am during the
monthly sanitation which holds every last Saturday of every month.