The Lagos state Appeal court has declared that the monthly sanitation exercise in the state is unlawful, illegal and must be scrapped with immediate effect. According to a report by PM News, the Appeal court has ordered that henceforth, the government must not restrict movement between 7am and 10am.
The judgement which was delivered over the weekend by the presiding judge Justice Ugochukwu Ogakwu banned the Lagos state government from restriction of any kind. It was categorically stated that until there is a written law to that effect, it is unconstitutional to stop citizens from moving.
Henceforth, the Judge ordered that all forms of arrest must be stopped on the last Saturday of every month as people go about their morning businesses.
Before this judgement which came as a result of a lawsuit brought before the court by a citizen simply known as Faith Okafor, the Lagos state government is known to put aside the last Saturday of every month aside for environmental sanitation. This act takes place on the designated days between 7am and 10am except on Saturdays when the JAMB examination takes place.