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    Unlawful arrest and detention of female sex workers
    Posted: 07/29/2017
    Constance Nkwocha. & 15 Ors. v. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory & 5 Ors. Suit No.

    Facts of the Case On 22nd February, 2017, members of the Joint Task Force, Abuja, comprising the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Nigeria Police, and Nigerian Army, stormed a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, at about 11pm, breaking into the apartment of 52 women, unlawfully searching them and their rooms, arresting, torturing and detaining them at Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Garki, Abuja. They were detained there pending the arrival of a mobile court judge who will try them for a criminal offence they did not know about.

    Unlawful termination of employment owing to HIV status
    Posted: 07/29/2017
    Miss. X. v Teene Todds Day Care Pre-School & 2 Ors.


    Miss X, a trained and experienced nurse, heard of a vacancy for a staff nurse put up by Teene Todds Day Care Pre-school, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). She applied for the job and a letter of offer of employment was sent to her via email, with the instruction that if she was interested in taking up the position, she should accept the offer by acknowledging it and returning same to the director of the establishment. Miss X accepted the offer and took the letter with her to the office of the director to submit to her.


    Refusal of Judge to recuse himself in a trial against a HIV+ positive after betrayal of prejudice.
    Posted: 07/29/2017
    Afolabi v. Afolabi

    Facts of the Case

    The case borders on petition for dissolution of marriage filed by Mr. Afolabi (Petitioner) against his wife. In the petition, the petitioner sought the dissolution of the marriage and custody of the child of the marriage owing to his Wife HIV status.

    In the course of hearing, the Judge made remarks concerning the HIV status of the Respondent and the effect it would have on the child of the marriage when the child grows up and he is told that his mother (Respondent) is HIV positive.

    Denial of custody of children owing to HIV status
    Posted: 07/29/2017
    Nyikwagh v. Nyikwagh

    The case is a petition for the dissolution of Marriage filed by the Husband against his HIV+ wife demanding custody of the children owing to her status.

    Lawyers Alert, on behalf of the Respondent, equally filed a cross-petition praying the court for the dissolution of the marriage and custody of the children. Lawyers Alert posits that denying custody of children on grounds of HIV+ mothers’ amounts to stigma and discrimination.

    Termination of employment after mandatory HIV test
    Posted: 07/29/2017
    Mr. X v. Mr. Jakobus Brink & 3 Ors

    In partnership with the South Africa Litigation Centre, SALC, Lawyers Alert is supporting Mr X in seeking justice based on his loss of employment owing to his HIV status.

    By a written Employment Agreement dated, Mr. X entered into a contract of employment with Kings Guard Nig. Ltd (3rd Respondent) wherein he was posted to the United States Embassy to work there as a security. After working for the Defendants for three months, Mr. X was compelled by his employers to undergo medical test which test result revealed that he was HIV positive. Based on the results, the Defendants terminated his employment.

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