After five years of litigation, a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has resolved the crisis permeating the Ikorodu branch of the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association.
Justice Opeyemi Oke resolved the case in favour of the vice chairman of the association, Chief Sakiru Shodara, declaring that the purported “vote of no confidence passed by other executive members on him was illegal, unconstitutional and constitutes a breach of the rule of justice.”
The court also declared Chief Shodara entitled to all benefits connected to his position as vice chairman for the remaining period which he would have been in office if not unlawfully removed.
Justice Oke also ordered that Chief Shodara be paid the sum of N250,000 as general damages and N100,000 as the cost of litigation.
Chief Shodara had dragged the executive council of the Ikorodu branch of the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association to court in September 2007, asking that the court declared that his removal as the elected vice chairman through a letter in August 2006 alleging series of wrong doings, was unlawful.