Anti-Open grazing law: Herders drag Oyo state Govt to Court

Fulani herders in Oyo state on the platform  of Gah Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria have dragged Oyo state government and two others to Court over the recently passed Anti-Open grazing law in the state.

Others joined in the suit by the association are the Oyo State House of Assembly and the Oyo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

In the suit with number M/744/2019, they asked the court to declare the law illegal, unconstitutional, null and void, saying the law is “a gross violation of their fundamental rights”

The Association also prayed the Court to grant them an order of perpetual injunction restraining all the “respondents, whether by themselves, their servants, agents, officers or otherwise from carrying out any acts or omission which is likely to aid the enactment or even enact or pass the purported anti grazing bill into law as this would amount to a denial of their fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution of Nigeria”.

They also prayed  Court to ” declare the law as a coordinated attempt or strategy at curtailing the livelihood of the applicants and further frustrating their lives in breach of constitutional provisions particularly section 33(1) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) goes to naught and same is invalid, null and void.”