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Lawyer sue Government For Bridge In Lagos

A Lagos lawyer, Mr. Ebunoluwa Adegboruwa Recently, filed an affidavit in Federal High court as regarding the collection of toll for the Lekki- Ikoyi bridge in Lagos.

According to reports, Adegboruwa filed the suit against the Lagos State Government, on November 26, 2012, before the court, seeking an injunction restraining it from collecting any toll from motorists on the bridge, arguing that the bridge was erected on a Federal navigable water-way, hence, the Lagos State Government, had no authority to toll same.

Respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation and the National Inland Water Ways Authority, (NIWA). Parties argued their motions before the court, on April 29.

The Attorney General of Lagos State, Mr. Ade Ipaye, had told the court that the state government, had not decided whether or not to collect toll on the bridge, describing the suit as premature, since there was no evidence of tolling on the bridge.

 

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