High Court To Rule On Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge April 25

Yesterday, a Federal High Court in Lagos fixed April 25 to decide whether or not to grant a stay of execution on its judgment over the tolling on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge.

Justice Saliu Saidu reserved ruling on the issue after hearing the arguments on an application for stay of execution of judgment filed by Ade Ipaye ,the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

A human rights activist, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, had filed a suit on November 26, 2012, against the state government, challenging the collection of toll on the bridge.

Justice Saidu had in a judgment delivered on March 27, held that the imposition of such toll was unlawful, since there was no law in existence, authorising its collection.

Adopting his motion yesterday, Ipaye urged the court to stay execution of its judgment, pending the determination of an appeal before the Court of Appeal. He noted that the applicant had filed and conducted the suit in his personal capacity, adding that a stay would not be injurious to him.

However, Adegboruwa in response urged the court to dismiss the application for being incompetent. He argued that a prayer for the stay of execution of a judgment, and a motion for injunction, cannot abide in the same application. The Justice therefore fixed April 25 for ruling.





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