Friday, November 27, 2020

Court strikes out SERAP' lawsuit against Lai Mohammed, NBC

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday struck out the case filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

The Court said in its ruling that SERAP has no locus standi in the case as it’s not a part of the matter.

The presiding judge also described the case brought before it by SERAP as “a mere academic exercise.”

SERAP had a few weeks ago approached the Court to stop the N9million fine imposed on some broadcast stations for infractions.

The right group asked the Court to declare arbitrary, illegal, and unconstitutional the N9 million fines imposed on Arise TV, AIT and Channels TV (N3million each) for their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

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