The Government High Court in Lagos has additionally suspended hearing till November 16 out of a suit testing the conviction and condemning of 237 people, including a well-known entertainer, Funke Akindele, also known as Jenifa, her better half, Abdu Rasheed Bello, otherwise known as JJC Skillz, over the infringement of Lagos State Coronavirus law.
Justice Maureen Onyetenu, who had prior planned the case for hearing on Tuesday, said the case would be additionally dismissed till November 16 for a definite hearing.
The suit was recorded by an extremist legal counselor, Olukoya Ogungbeje, who is challenging the constitutionality of the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020, pursuant to which Akindele and others were convicted.
“the purported arrest, arraignment, trial, conviction, and sentence of a person/Nigerian citizens under the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 for an alleged offense unknown to law and violation of same, which cannot be grounds for criminal liability, is a nullity.”
Be that as it may, the Lagos State Government has recorded a starter protest, asking the court to excuse the suit for lacking legitimacy.
In the interim, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Lead representative, had a week ago conceded state absolution to Akindele and her significant other.