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Okada Riders Drag Lagos Govt To Court Over Ban

The union and other plaintiffs in the case are seeking a ruling that Okada’s restriction is “illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional.”

The applicants also asked for a declaration that the government’s ban on commercial motorcycle transportation in Lagos is “a violation of the applicants’ rights guaranteed by Section 33 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, who cannot live without food and other means of sustenance and whose income is the business of commercial motorcycle transportation.”

They also asked the court to issue an injunction requiring the government to create work for the state’s throngs of commercial motorbike riders.

Pastor Emmanuel Donatus swore an affidavit in favor of the application in which the deponent indicated that he and other motorcycle operators had no other source of income.

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Rather of outlawing Okada, they asked the court to require the government to restrict its operations on major roadways.

The court has yet to set a hearing date.

This comes as the police prepare to crush dozens of go confiscated in recent days.

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