Lagos: Court Quashes Restriction Of Movement During Environmental Sanitation

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declared that the restriction of citizens’ movement during the monthly Lagos environmental sanitation exercise is unlawful and a violation of the rights of the citizens to freedom of movement.


Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment delivered on Monday, held 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.


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 environmental sanitation exercise is observed.

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