Motor Mechanics and Technicians Association of Nigeria has sued the Lagos Waste Management Authority at a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking the court to stop the government agency from unlawfully evicting them from their place of business.
The place of business, according to the plaintiff, is located “on the federal high way set-back” at 10B, Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos.
The association claimed that its members had been occupying the place since 1982 and had been regularly paying all necessary bills in the form of tax to both the federal, state and local governments.
The plaintiff therefore wants the court to stop LAWMA, contending that allowing it to issue an eviction notice on its members would cause hardship and inconvenience to them.
Justice Okechukwu Okeke, on Tuesday, fixed December 3 for hearing of a motion for interlocutory injunction filed by the plaintiff seeking an interim restraining order against LAWMA.
Joined in the suit as respondent, is the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Okeke adjourned at the instance of the counsel for the respondents, Mr. Tope Farinle, who sought time within which to file a reply to the motion on notice.