The Lagos state government has been dragged to court by the 123
indigenes of Jigawa state detained over the weekend by operatives of
the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special
Offences (Enforcement Unit).
The detained men led by one Abdullahi Yakubu filed their lawsuit
before a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday September 2, demanding
N1bn reparation from the state government for profiling and detaining
Other respondents in the lawsuit marked FHC/L/CS/1519/19 include
the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and the Chairman of the task
force, Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi as well as the Attorney-General of Lagos
Asides asking the court to award them N1bn as damages over an alleged
restriction of their movement by the Lagos State Government, the
detained men also asked the court to mandate the respondents to release
their seized motorcycles numbering 48, the truck conveying them, their
wears and other goods belonging to them in custody.