Court postpones judgment in community suit against Lagos govt

The judge, who had, on April 12, adjourned the matter for judgement Tuesday, April 25, 2017, reportedly adjourned the case to Thursday, May 25, 2017 for final judgement.

In a fresh report by Premum Times, Justice Onigbanjo On Tuesday, said judgement was postponed because “issues of jurisdiction raised by the respondents should be addressed.”

Onigbanjo said: “While I was going through the court processes, I discovered that issues of jurisdiction were raised.

“The applicant will have seven days to file their relevant court processes while the respondents also have seven days to file their court processes in response to the applicant,” he said.

Onigbanjo had reportedly frowned at a letter sent to him by Megan Chapman, an Otodogbame community advocate, details of which he didn’t make public.

The demolition of the rural waterfront settlement by Lagos government agents has been condemned by local and international right groups.


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