Computer village traders wins lawsuit against Tinubu’s daughter Folashade and her representatives barring them from levying traders’

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  • March 1, 2021
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The Iyaloja –general of Lagos state Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos.

 

Prior to this time, the traders embarked on a protest after  Tinubu-Ojo reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies.

 According to a Punch report,  the order which is the sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies.

 

Delivering the judgment  Justice Yetunde Pinheiro said the imposition of levies on the applicants is illegal, null, and void.

The judgment reads in part;

 

“I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the applicants is illegal, null and void and therefore amounts to a violation of their fundamental rights.

“Accordingly, it is hereby ordered as thus: The first to fifth respondents by themselves, agents, levy collectors howsoever called are restrained from imposing levies and fines on the members of the 1st to 5th applicants at the Ikeja Computer Village in the Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State.”

 

In the letter titled, ‘Dear members, Our Court Victory against Iyaloja and Babaloja and Others in Computer Village, Ikeja’ and signed by the stakeholders’ Chairman and Secretary-General, Timi Famoroti and Jerry Mba urged its members not to pay tax to Tinubu’s daughter or her representatives.

 

It read;

 

 “This landmark judgment implies that the Iyaloja General, Chief Mrs. Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, Mrs. Bisola Azeez, And Mr. Olasoji Adeniyi or their representatives or agents cannot collect any form of dues, levies, or fines from the members of Ikeja Computer Village Market. Any collection in this regard is illegal.

“We, therefore, urge you not to submit yourself to any form of payment, intimidation and extortion. It is your right to defend yourself and report to your leaders if there is a violation of your fundamental human rights.

“Please ensure you document with concrete evidence and report any breach of your right to your leaders. This will help our legal action/s against any violators when necessary. We, therefore, urge every member to continue to pay your agreed dues to your various associations accordingly.”