The Appeal Court in Lagos has declared the environmental sanitation exercise held monthly in the state as illegal.
Justice Ugochukwu Ogakwu made the declaration while delivering judgment in a suit filed by a resident of the state, Faith Okafor against the Lagos State Government.
Ogakwu said there is no law written in the state that authorises government or its agencies to restrain members of the public not to leave their homes between 7am to 10am during any of the monthly sanitation exercise.
The court ruled that the order given to residents of the state not to leave their homes within a stipulated time is unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful.
Faith had dragged the state government to court after she was arrested and charged before a special court for moving about during environmental sanitation on May 25th 2013.
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