Lagos Appeals Verdict Directing Resettlement Of Otodo Gbame Community

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Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government has asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment of a Lagos High Court at Igbosere which faulted the demolition of illegal structures in Otodo Gbame Community and ordered the resettlement of displaced persons in the area.

The State Government, in a Notice of Appeal dated June 22, 2017, filed before the Lagos division of Appeal Court, said apart from violating Constitutional provisions, the judgment of the lower court delivered by Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo on June 21, was capable of encouraging illegality.

In the appeal which was hinged on two grounds, the State Government argued that the lower court erred in law and misdirected itself when it made far reaching decisions that conflicted with the facts of the matter as placed before the…

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