Property Dispute: Task Force flouted court order, respondents tell court


By Onozure Dania

Lagos—The son of late Clifford Imoh, Chukwuka Imoh and his nephew, Ifeanyi Imoh, who were arraigned before a mobile court at Oshodi on July 10, over their father’s property on the allegation of landgrabbing, have accused the Lagos State Special Task Force on Land Grabbers of disobeying court order made by Justice Taofiqat Abdullahi-Oyekan of a Lagos high court on June 19, directing parties to maintain status quo.

The duo, who were arraigned before a magistrate’s court sitting in Oshodi on a three-count charge of landgrabbing, contrary to Section A in Land Grabber of the Lagos State Law 2016, alleged that some officials of the Task Force were trying to unlawfully evict them from their father’s property at 129, Olaitan Odularu Street, Ikate, Surulere, Lagos, which has been in court since 2007, and it’s still pending at the Supreme Court.

They also alleged that following the legal battle between their late father and Abiodun Onanuga, Onanuga approached the Special Task Force on Land Grabbers’ officers that threatened to forcefully evict the occupants of the property, if they failed to vacate the premises on or before three months from January 18, when the Secretary of the Task Force, Mosunmola Balogun, made the order.

Their arrest, they alleged, contravened a Lagos State High Court order directing the parties to maintain status quo, pending the determination of the dispute which is pending at the Supreme Court.

Joined as co-respondents are Attorney-General of Lagos State; Bakare Protem Chairman Lagos State Special Task Force on Land Grabbers and Abiodun Onanuga.

The case has been adjourned till November 10 for hearing.



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