Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Court Declares FRSC’s New Number Plates Illegal
Delivering judgment in a suit filed by Emmanuel Ofoegbu, a lawyer, against the FRSC, the judge said that it was unlawful for the commission to impose the new number plates on Nigerians, where no existing law permitted it.
“The issue of redesigning new number plates by the respondent, is not covered under the provisions of any law in Nigeria,” said James Tsoho, the judge.
“The respondent (FRSC) cannot force Nigerians to acquire new plate numbers by impounding cars, without the backing of any legislation to that effect.
“I hold that the act of the respondent amounts to an arbitrary use of power, and is therefore illegal and unconstitutional. PT. I happy with this judgement because innocent Nigerians have suffered in the hand so these so called FRSC officials in the name of enforcing the use of the new number plates.....everybody wants to chop and clean mouth.