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Okada, Keke Marwa ban is according to Lagos laws, AG tells court

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday argued that the Executive Order restricting the use of Motorcycle and Tricycles is in accordance to the Law.

It will be recalled that the use of Motorcycle and Tricycles was earlier restricted in 6 Local Government Council and 9 LCDA by the State Government.

A lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje however filed a Fundamental Human Rights’ application before the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking to challenge the executive order of Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu, restricting the use of motorcycles and tricycles in six Local Government Council and nine LCDA.

The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN filed a notice of preliminary objection and counter affidavit against Ogungbeje’s application.

The Attorney-General who appeared in person for the State Government before the Court, added that the State Government has also filed written address in opposition to the originating summons of the applicant.

He, however, prayed the court to dismiss the originating summons, saying that the restriction of Motorcycles and Tricycles on major roads in the State is in line with the provisions of the Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

The Presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Mohammed Liman, as however, reserved judgment till tomorrow February 3, 2021.

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