Court lifts ex parte orders on Aeroland Travels, others
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has discharged ex parte orders it made against Aeroland Travels and other properties said to belong to a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Segun Adewale
Justice Daniel Osiagor vacated the orders following Adewale’s application through his lawyer, Tope Alabi.
The judge, in February 7, 2022, made the ex parte order in favour of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/AMC/154/2021,
Following the orders, AMCON sealed Adewale’s firm and other properties.
They are Plot 4 & 4B Block 66 Magodo Scheme, Lagos State; Plot 9, Block 44c, Adetoro Adelaja Street, Magodo Lagos; No. 4C Maye Ogundana Street, Magodo Lagos; No. 10, Oluyomi Oshinkoya Street, Magodo Residential Scheme, Lagos; Plot 8, Block 66, Residential Scheme, Shangisha, Lagos; No. 2A, John Olugbo Street, Ikeja, Lagos; No. 2 Fadeyi Street, off Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos; No. 8 Surulere Alelor Street, Millenium, Gbagada; and No. 14 Jerry Iriabe Street, off Bashorun Okunsanya, off Admiralty Road, Lekki Penisula.”
But dissatisfied, Adewale challenged the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the matter or make the ex-parte orders, and asked the court to discharge the order, on the ground, among others, that the underlying matter amounted to a gross abuse of court process.
He also prayed for an order directing the AMCON to indemnify him for damages suffered as a result of the ex parte orders.
According to him, AMCON “materially misrepresented to and concealed material facts from this Honourable Court and also engaged in deliberate suppression of facts.”
Justice Osiagor, after hearing Alabi and AMCON’s counsel, Chief Aloy Ezenduka on Friday, ruled in Adewale’s favour
Justice Osiagor, in particular, ordered that all the properties affected by the February 7, 2022, ex parte order be unsealed.