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[ICYMI] Judgment: Private Vehicle Does Not Require Roadworthiness Certificate

[ICYMI] Judgment: Private Vehicle Does Not Require Roadworthiness Certificate...CONTINUE.THE.FULL.READING OF THE ARTICLE>>>

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

IN ASABA JUDICIAL DIVISION

ON FRIDAY 12TH MARCH 2021

BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS

MOHAMMED A. DANJUMA, JCA

JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, JCA

ABIMBOLA O. OBASEKI-ADEJUMO, JCA

BETWEEN

THE GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE OF NIGERIA & 2 Ors

And

OLUKUNLE OGHENEOVO EDUN, ESQ

(Lead Judgment delivered by Honourable Justice Joseph Eyo Ekanem, JCA)

Facts of the case:
The Respondent, a Legal Practitioner based in Warri, while driving his vehicle along Afisere Road, Ughelli, Delta State, was intercepted by Officers of the 3rd Appellant, through a road block; and was asked to produce his Certificate of Road Worthiness.

The Respondent maintained that he had none and that, as a private car owner, whose vehicle was not used for mercantile or commercial purpose, he was not required to apply for roadworthiness.

This led to serious traffic which prompted the 2nd Appellant to release the Respondent. Upon inspection of his documents, the Respondent discovered that he was actually issued a Certificate of Road Worthiness by Officers of the Appellant.…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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