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CHIEF CHARLES ADU & ORS v. LAGOS STATE TASK FORCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND SPECIAL OFFENCES UNIT & ORS

(2016) JELR 37155 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/972M/2014  •  23 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA;

Judgement

SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading judgment):This is an appeal against the Ruling of the High Court of Lagos State, delivered by the Hon. Justice Y. A. Adesanya on the 10th of July, 2014.

In the said Ruling which can be found at pages 219 - 228 of the Record, the learned trial judge declined jurisdiction to hear the Appellants' Fundamental Human Rights application on the ground that the Appellants suit ought not to have been commenced under Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules.

The Appellants being aggrieved by the Ruling of the learned trial judge filed a Notice of Appeal dated 15th August, 2014 but filed on the 20th of August 2014 compromising two (2) grounds. The Appellants' Notice of Appeal can be found at 229 - 233 of the Records.

Briefly the facts of the case are as follows:-.

The Appellants who are residents of 3 communities namely: Atinporomeh, Araromi Ale Extension and Mowo Phase 2 (all in Badagry Area of Lagos) have lived in these communities over the year…

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