21 August 2017

Nigeria: Mitee Sues Govt Over East-West Road

Port Harcourt — Human rights activist and former President of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) Ledum Mitee has instituted a legal action against the Federal Government over the 'deplorable state and continued neglect' of the Eleme - Onne section of the East-West Road in Port Harcourt.

Mitee in a five-paragraph affidavit, is suing the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs on behalf of himself and as representing the interest of indigenes, residents and communities of Eleme, Ogoni, Okrika, Ogo-Bolo, Opobo, Andoni and other commuters of the Port Harcourt - Onne Junction section of the East-West Road.

Mitee filed the motion on notice for an order for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights in Suit No: FHC/PH/FHR/158/2017 on August 18, 2017, saying the death trap to which the Eleme - Onne junction section of the road had been turned into was occasioned by the insufficient provision of resources to complete the section of the road.

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