Lawyer accuses Lagos Assembly CSO, others of brutalising him over council poll suit

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LAW TVA lawyer, Yakubu Eleto, has accused some workers at the Lagos State House of Assembly, led by the Chief Security Officer (CSO), of brutalising him when he attempted to serve the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, with a suit.

Eleto, who spoke to our newsmen on Saturday, alleged that he was beaten to a pulp on Friday and taken to the Alausa Police Station, where he collapsed.

He claimed that the police later put him in a vehicle, where he was kept for several hours before he was released.

It was gathered that Eleto and some lawyers dragged the state House of Assembly and the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, over the state council poll slated for Saturday, July 24.

The lawyers want the court to compel the state government to conduct the election in the 20 Local Government Areas of the state, and not the 57 LGAs and LCDAs.

The court was said to have slated hearing for October, as the 39-year-old lawyer drew the court’s attention to the election date.

The court then moved hearing till Monday, July 19.

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