Court refrains former BBA president, policemen from interfering in market politics



A Lagos State High Court has refrained former President of the Balogun Business Association, BBA, Chief Okey Ezeibe, senior police officers, among who are Area Commander ‘E’ Festac , the Divisional Police Officer , Trade Fair division and three others from interfering and forcefully taking over affairs at the Balogun Business Association, BBA, International Trade Fair Complex, Badagry expressway, Lagos.

This followed an alleged attempt by a team of policemen to force a leader on the traders.

Recall that there were reportedly sporadic gunshots at the market on Monday.

Report had it that some policemen led by a Superintendent of Police stormed the market, informing that they were directed to install a new leadership in the market, in favour of an opposition group.

However, the action was botched by a team of policemen from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Alagbon, who were stationed at the market to ensure calm, owing to an earlier alarm that some persons threatened to bomb the market.

The presiding Judge, Justice A.M Lawal, gave legal backing to the administration and control by the association’s CareTaker Committee, CTC, led by Anselem Duru.

The Judge, granted leave to the Trustee and six others, permitting them to serve the order of the court on the defendants together with the pre – action protocol documents through the sheriffs of the court, as notification of the court order which was counter signed by the Court Registrar, Mr B.Y Sadiku.

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