Court Dismisses Nigerian Lesbian Group's Suit Against CAC
In 2017, Pamela Adie established “Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiatives” with an aim to advocate for the rights of Nigerians in same-sex relationships.
When the group approached the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to legitimize the group, CAC declined to approve the proposed name, stating that it was misleading and contrary to public policy.
The lesbian group then dragged the CAC to court over refusal to be registered.
Well, the court is in, and the lawsuit has been thrown out for lacking merit.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, who passed judgement on the suit, said that though the proposed name of a company or its aims and objectives are caught by the provisions of Section 30 (1) (c) of CAMA, however, the Respondent (CAC), is duly empowered to reject such an application for reservation of name or registration.
“Section 30(1) (c) of CAMA reads; ”No company shall be registered under this Act by a name which- (c) in the opinion of the Commission is capable of being misleading as to the nature or extent of its activities or is undesirable, offensive or otherwise contrary to public policy” he said.
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