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Abuja Federal High Court strikes out Dino Melaye’s Infectious Disease Bill suit

Abuja Federal High Court strikes out Dino Melaye’s Infectious Disease Bill suit

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye challenging some provisions of the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020.

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The presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ruled that the court lack jurisdiction to hear the case as the bill can only be justiciable and subjected to litigations when signed into law.

Melaye had on May 5, 2020, filed the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/463/2020, urging the court to delete sections 5, 8, 15, 16 and 17 of the bill which he argued constituted a violation or would likely violate his rights under the Nigerian Constitution, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights as well the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

The bill has been a pot of controversy after the a lot of Nigerians raised eyebrows over some sections that were considered draconian.

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