Covid-19:Court Restrains Edo State Government From Enforcing Compulsory Vaccine

Governor Obaseki and the Edo State Government have been restrained from enforcing an order that all residents of Edo state who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine will be restricted from accessing churches, banks, and public places. The order of restraint was granted by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

The Governor in a press conference said: “From the second week of September 2021, large gatherings will only be accessed by those who have at least taken one dose/jab of the vaccine. From the second week of September 2021, people will not be allowed into worship centers (churches and mosques), event centers, and receptions without showing proof of the vaccination cards.”

The suit was filed by Charles Osaretin. His counsel, Echezona Etiaba prayed the court to order the Defence to maintain status quo until the hearing and determination of the matter. Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam granted the restraining order and adjourned the case till September 10

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