Federal High Court Bars Officials From Taking ‘Fees’ In Human Right Applications

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John T. Tsoho, has barred deputy Chief Registrars and Station Registrars from collecting monetary claims and default fee charges in fundamental human right applications.

This was contained in a circular (dated February 12) signed Jane Egbo (Esq.), Assistant Chief Registrar (Litigation), and sent to our correspondent on Tuesday.

“I have been directed by the Hon. Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. JusticeJ. T. Tsoho to inform all DCRs 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,” it stated.

The development implies that suits filed at the court by persons who believe their rights have been breached would not attract default fee charges.