Court restrains Governor Obaseki, State in Covid-19 vaccination row

Latest Breaking News about Covid-19 Vaccination: Court restrains Governor Obaseki, State in Covid-19 Vaccination row Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital has granted an order restraining Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Edo State government from enforcing a directive that all residents who have not taken COVID-19 vaccines will be prevented from accessing churches, mosques, banks, event centres and other public places from the middle of September.

While arguing the motions in the suit with reference number: FHC/PH/F HR/266/2021 filed by Charles Osaretin, against the Governor and five others dated August 30, 2021, the applicant’s lead counsel, Echezona Etiaba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), urged the court to order parties to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice, for the enforcement of the applicant’s fundamental human rights and for the leave of court to serve the respondents by publishing the court’s processes in a national daily newspaper circulating in Nigeria.


The orders, as prayed, were granted by the Vacation Judge at the FHC, Port Harcourt, Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam.

The court subsequently adjourned till September 10 for a hearing of the substantive motion.


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