QUICK LINKS

×
  • News - North Central - Benue
  • Updated: December 06, 2022

Court Dismisses Appeal To Ban Motorcycles In Benue Community

The Court of Appeal in Makurdi on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by Governor Samuel Ortom against the judgement of the Benue State High Court which had nullified the ban on use of motorcycles in Sankera.

Ortim on December 29, 2020, had banned motorcycles in Sankera, a community in the state, on grounds of insecurity without resorting to the Benue State House of Assembly to enact a law to authorize his actions.

Following the ban, the community approached the Court contending that the ban was unconstitutional and illegal.

The Court agreed and nullified the ban, however, the Governor appealed to the Court of Appeal, Makurdi.

Delivering the verdict, the Justices in the  court of appeal unanimously agreed that without any law enacted by the Benue State House of Assembly, the Governor had no right of the law in banning the use of motorcycles anywhere in Benue State, including any part of Sankera, no matter the reason.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Maureen Okpe
Maureen Okpe

Maureen is a media practitioner and an impeccable writer with close to 4 years active experience wor...

More From this Author

COMPANIES PROFILE

nigerian enamelware plc Consumer Goods

Nigeria Enamelware plc was incorporated on May 21st 1960 as a private limited li...

LEARN MORE
nestle nigeria plc Consumer Goods

The history of Nestle Nigeria Plc began in 1866, with the foundation of the Angl...

LEARN MORE
dn tyre & rubber plc Consumer Goods

DN Tyre & Rubber was founded on the 21st of October 1961 and listed on the s...

LEARN MORE

0 Comment(s)

SPONSORED

See this post in...