Court stops construction on Lekki land, orders status quo
Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi of the Lagos State High Court in TBS has ordered parties to maintain status quo antebellum pending determination of a suit on a property at Lagoon View Development Scheme (Oju Olokun), Chevron Drive in Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The judge ordered that all construction on the disputed land measuring about 101.673 hectares should be stopped.
He directed the defendants to appear to show why it should not grant all reliefs sought by the claimants.
Justice Ogunjobi’s order follows an ex-parte application of February 22 by the claimants, Alhaji Shehu Adio, Kassim Lumosa, and others.
The respondents are Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, State Land Bureau and the Lagos State Development & Property Corporation Limited (LSDPC).
Others are First Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPC), Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ontario Oil and Gas Limited and Suntrust Savings and Loans Limited.
Appearing before the court on the memorandum of claims against the respondents in respect of the property forming part of the Estate of Madam Iyalode Efunloye Tinubu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Dada Awosika urged the court to grant the ex-parte application in the interest of justice.
The disputed property forms part of the land, which Adam Akinfolabi Akindele of Adamakin Investment and Works Limited was entrusted with as the Attorney of the Estate of Madam Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu.