The Lagos State Government has reassured the public that it will continue to be guided by the rule of law in carrying out its duties.
The assurance followed the Federal High Court N5 million ruling against the Lagos State Neighborhood Agency, Lagos State Government, Attorney General Lagos State and Nigeria Police. A press statement signed by the State’s Ministry of Justice Public Relations Officer, (PRO)№
recalled during the hearing of the matter, the State Government opposed the claims of the Applicant on grounds of law and facts.
The court, she disclosed upheld the contention of the Applicant.
“As is customary when a judgment is delivered against the State Government, counsel handling the matter is enjoined to file an appeal (a right provided by the Constitution) along with an application to stay execution of the judgment in order to protect and reserve the rights available to the State Government under the law.
“Filing the appeal and asking for a stay of the judgment do not, however, prevent the management of the Ministry of Justice upon obtaining a copy of the judgment from further reviewing the matter and deciding whether to proceed with or withdraw the appeal.
“The process of taking that decision is underway and once a definitive position is taken members of the public will be notified” Alo hinted.
The Suit with reference No: FHC/L/CS/ 1862/2021, was filed by Clement Adedotun.