Nigerian Court: Government-Ordered Evictions Unconstitutional - VOA News

Nigerian Court: Government-Ordered Evictions Unconstitutional  VOA NewsA series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed unconstitutional in a landmark decision by the Lagos...

Nigerian Court: Government-Ordered Evictions Unconstitutional - VOA News
Nigerian Court: Government-Ordered Evictions Unconstitutional  VOA News

A series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed unconstitutional in a landmark decision by the Lagos High Court on Wednesday, activists said. The judge ordered a stop to future evictions in a move that could prevent an estimated 270,000 other residents of Lagos from losing their prime waterfront homes to development. The court case against the government, launched by the Lagos-based human rights organization Justice and Empowerment Initiative (JEI), was run on behalf of dozens of waterfront communities throughout Lagos state. “Peopl...