In his judgment in the case of Francis Moneke v. Anambra State Govt. & Ors. (A/Misc. 194/2021) delivered today 25/1/2022, Hon. Justice Ike Ogu held that the govt and police have no legal justification whatsoever in erecting roadblocks on major roads in Anambra State in the guise of checkmating insecurity.
The learned noble Lord held that such illegal blockage flagrantly violated the Applicant’s right to freedom of movement. Consequently, the Court ordered the State government and Police to immediately remove every such roadblock in Anambra State to allow free movement of persons and vehicles.
The Respondents were also ordered to pay some amount of money to the Applicant as compensation for the violation of his fundamental right to freedom of movement. “A Daniel is come to judgment!”
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