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Police Act: Ekiti govt to appeal court ruling striking out suit seeking nullification of section 127

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Ekiti State Authorities has made recognized its intention to attraction the ruling of the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ado Ekiti hanging out the swimsuit looking for for the nullification of Part 127 of the Police Act on the bottom of Abuse of Courtroom Course of.

DAILY POST recollects that Ekiti State Authorities had instituted the motion following the dismissal of a police girl, an indigene of Ekiti State for getting pregnant earlier than marriage.

An announcement signed by the state Lawyer Common and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapounda on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti, stated the state authorities will attraction the ruling of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, which struck out the swimsuit.

The assertion reads, “The swimsuit prayed the Honourable Courtroom to nullify the provisions of Part 127 of the Police Act and Regulation Cap. P19, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 for it’s inconsistency with the tenets of Articles 2, 3, 5, 15, 18(3) and 19 of African Constitution on Human and Peoples Rights and Sections 37 and 42 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999(As amended).

“Upon the service of the processes on the Respondents, the Respondents greeted the courtroom with a preliminary objection difficult the jurisdiction of the courtroom to entertain the swimsuit on the grounds that the Applicant has no locus standi to institute the motion and that the swimsuit is an abuse of courtroom processes.

“The Applicant/Respondents subsequently filed Counter Affidavit to the objection.

“Delivering the ruling, the courtroom although agreed that the Applicant/Respondent has locus standi to institute the motion however held the swimsuit to be an abuse of courtroom processes since one other swimsuit on the subject material had been filed on the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom. It’s on the bottom of the above that the Authorities of Ekiti State decides to attraction the matter.”

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