Oyogist.com has learnt that the federal high court of Nigeria has ordered the scrapping off of all charges attached to filing cases that border on fundamental human rights in Nigeria.
The Assistant chief registrar (litigation), signed the petition and pasted around the Abuja court premises on Tuesday.
The circular is titled: “Re; Monetary claims and default fees in fundamental right applications.”
“I have been directed by the Hon. chief judge of the federal high court, Hon. justice J. T. Tsoho to inform all DCRs (deputy chief registrars) and station registrars that henceforth, monetary claims and default fees in respect of fundamental human right applications should no longer be charged. Be so informed and comply accordingly,” the notice read.
The latest development represents a turning point in enforcement of human rights in Nigeria, as more cases would be prosecuted by various courts in the country.