Grazing law: Fulani association drags Oyo govt, 2 others to court

Fulani herders in Oyo state under the aegies 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 Gah Allah Fulani Development 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, the Gah Allah Fulani Development asked  Oyo state high court to declare the law illegal, unconstitutional, null and void, adding that the law was “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 act 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”.