Friday, 18 March 2016

Family of Victims of Ojuelegba Tanker Crash late last year sue Lagos State Government for N10 Billion

Families of the three victims of the trailer accident which occurred at Ojuelegba, Lagos, on the 2nd of September, 2015, have filed a suit in a Federal High Court in Lagos, against the Lagos State Government and its Attorney General.


Represented by Norrison Quakers (SAN), the families filed the suit on the grounds of negligence on the part of the respondents who also include Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, the Lagos Public Works Corporation, Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, the Federal Government, the Attorney General of the Federation among others.

According to the Punch, the families are seeking damages in the sum of N10 billion on the basis that the respondents “breached the fundamental rights of the victims as enshrined in the constitution and the African Charter on Human and Peoples rights.”

Also, “The applicants are urging the court to declare that the respondents failed in their lawful duty of installing, maintaining and enforcing adequate safeguards to ensure the right to life, personal and human dignity, good health and family harmony.”

Source- Punch

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