Court To Visit Lekki-Epe Road Over Suit

Justice Bolaji Candide-Johnson of the Lagos High Court on Thursday said that the court would conduct a visit to the Lekki-Epe expressway in its bid to determine the legality of toll gates on the road.

Speaking at the resumed hearing of the case brought by a Lagos lawyer challenging the erection of toll gates on the Lekki-Epe expressway, Candide-Johnson explained that the court would visit the highway to see things for itself.

“By the agreement of the counsel, it is agreed for the court to conduct a visit to the scene together with a  demonstration,” Candide-Johnson said at the hearing.

Candide-Johnson called for the contribution of all counsel on how to proceed with the visit and the demonstration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however, reports that the court is yet to fix a date for the visit.

Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa had on Sept. 28 filed a suit challenging the Lagos State Government over the erection of toll gates on the road which was concession to Lekki Concession Company in 2009.

Adegboruwa told the court of the need for an expert to partake in the demonstration to determine the existence of an alternative route on the highway as claimed by the concessionaire.

Candide-Johnson then adjourned the case till Nov. 1 for further hearing.