Land Grabbers go wild in Apapa

…Defy court docket order

…assault investor’s employees, vandalize thousands and thousands of {dollars} property

..distinguished chieftaincy households fingered

Land Grabbers go wild in Apapa

Some hoodlums who’ve been described as land grabbers allegedly representing the pursuits of an Oba and different distinguished conventional rulers are threatening the peaceable coexistence of authorized property homeowners in Kirikiri Town of Amuwo-Odofin as they’ve refused to obey court docket orders ordering them to desist from possessing or trespassing on a 4.5 acres parcel of land and waterfront owned Doyin Motors Ltd.

Sources hinted that the land in dispute was legitimately acquired by Doyin Motors Ltd within the 12 months 1978 and the corporate has since carried out its enterprise, anchoring its vessels there till a collection of assaults by the sponsored hoodlums started someday in 2009.

Since then, instalments of violence have been unleashed on the property proprietor, occasioned with looting of properties, wanton harm to multi-million greenback vessels and damage on workers.

It was learnt that the attackers who declare to be representing the pursuits of the Oba and a few others, had claimed to have gotten a court docket order in 2019, an order that was later understood to have been secured with out the looks of the opposite celebration in court docket.

The firm, Doyin Motors Ltd later made an utility to the identical court docket to problem the order on swimsuit no. LD/5939GCM/18, which was then put aside. The realized Justice, Hon. Justice O.O. Ogunjobi said “The application succeeds. The default judgment of the court delivered on 10th April, 2019 and its execution are (is) hereby set aside in respect of the 2, 488.520 square occupied by the applicant.”

The court docket additionally minced no phrases in scolding the Oba and the Chieftaincy household who disguised beneath the aegis of a agency known as Earthmovers Ltd to institute a authorized course of that the court docket later described as being fraudulent and deceitful, “The Respondent obtained the judgment sought to be set aside by fraud and suppression of facts.” the Court Statement learn.

However, regardless of the order of the court docket which empowers the authorized homeowners of the mentioned land, Doyin Motors Ltd to take rightful possession, it’s shocking that the police are but to impact the judgment.

Interestingly, paperwork dated since 4th of March by the Court Registrar requesting for “Police Assistance” to impact the court docket ruling are but to be complied with by the Lagos state police command.

Sources mentioned that efforts by court docket sherrif to serve the court docket ruling to impact the order has been pissed off thus far.

Said a supply: ” It is gloomy that some law enforcement officials on the Command claimed that the primary one submitted was misplaced, whereas efforts to submit one other one is being pissed off up until now.”

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A consultant of Doyin Motors whereas talking with newsmen mentioned “This has taken us months to get the judge to vacate the ruling. It has been one story and another to get the Lagos state commissioner of police give the sheriff approval to take our land back from them.”

” They did the identical to proprietor of the land subsequent to ours too. They went to court docket to sue that unknown individuals had been occupying their land they usually acquired judgement with out the information of the reliable homeowners of the land in query.”

The Lagos State Property Protection Law 2016 amongst different issues, sought to convey an finish to the menace of land grabbers. Some of its provisions requiring as much as 21 years imprisonment for offenders.

Many count on the Lagos State authorities to return down laborious on anybody contravening this legislation to function a deterrent to others who might wish to check the federal government’s resolve on this regard.

It is subsequently shocking that the Lagos state authorities has not stopped the actions of those land grabbers who’ve turn out to be a thorn within the flesh of property homeowners residing within the Kirikiri Town space of Amuwo-Odofin.

Keen observers say this is able to be a check to the dedication of the Lagos state authorities to implement its personal legal guidelines.

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