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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Suit Against Ikoyi-Lekki Bridge Postponed.

Culled from the Guardian
   A FEDERAL High Court, Lagos, Tuesday said it would hear the case filed by human rights activist, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, against the Lagos State Government over the proposed toll collection on the New Lekki-Ikoyi suspension bridge on February 5. The plaintiff also joined the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) as co-defendants. The case, which was slated for hearing yesterday before Justice Saliu Saidu, could not go on due to the absence of some respondents in the suit. Adegboruwa had sued the Lagos State Government over the proposed
collection of N500 toll on the newly constructed Lekki-Ikoyi suspension bridge. He is seeking an injunction restraining the government from collecting any toll from motorists on the bridge. Adegboruwa also wants the court to determine whether the Lagos State Government has the power to erect any structure such as a bridge on the Lagos Lagoon and the Lekki Lagoon. Adegboruwa claims that the imposition of such a levy on road users will prevent them from using the bridge and constitute discrimination and violation of the rights of road users. He seeks a declaration that the imposition of a toll, fee or tariff on road users is illegal and inconsistent with the Nigerian Constitution.

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