Right to freedom doesn’t make govt order on gathering unconstitutional ― SAN

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A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Emeka Ozoani, on Sunday, argued that while the constitution allows for peaceful assembly and guarantees freedom of movement, nothing in the constitution can invalidate any law that is reasonably justifiable in a democratic society.

Ozoani made this assertion while reacting to arguments that the government cannot constitutionally stop people from gathering for social or religious activities in the wake of rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.

According to him, those claiming that restricting people to stay at home is unconstitutional because of the right to freedom of movement, personal liberty and association are wrong.

He said while it is…



Source: Nigerian Tribune