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EXERCISE OF POWERS BY AN AGENCY OF GOVERNMENT IN A MANNER THAT ARE ULTRA VIRES

LA V. Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) & 2 Ors


WHETHER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 6 AND 35 OF THE ABUJA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD ACT, 1997 OR ANY OTHER PROVISION

FOR THAT MATTER DO GIVE THE AEPB POWERS TO ARREST WOMEN SUSPECTED TO BE SEX WORKERS?

 

Lawyers Alert instituted THIS action against the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and

3 Others at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking the interpretation of sections 6 and 35

of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board Act, 1997 and a declaration that the provisions

of sections 6 and 35 of the Act, or any other provisions for that matter do not give the AEPB

powers to arrest women suspected to be Sex Workers. The action hinges on the incessant

reports of violations of the rights of women by the AEPB and its cohorts This suit further

seeks a declaration that the functions of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB)

do not include the harassment, arrest and unlawful detention of mostly women suspected to

be sex workers.


The case is still pending in court.

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