A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an ex parte order restraining Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and his administration from enforcing compulsory Covid-19 vaccination.
Obaseki’s warning that any resident, who failed to get vaccinated would not be allowed access to worship centres, banks and other public places in the state, had sparked protests.
But, one Charles Osaretin approached the court in Port Harcourt through his lawyer, Echezona Etiaba, SAN, pleading for an order restraining the governor from enforcing the directive pending the determination of the motion on notice for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.
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Osaretin further prayed the court to grant the leave of court to serve the respondents by publishing the court processes on a national daily circulating in Nigeria.
Justice Adamu Turaki-Mohammed, in his ruling, granted the ex parte orders.
Turaki-Mohammed adjourned till September 10 for hearing of the substantive motion.Esther Solaja
posted 2021-09-01 08:37:14