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Court adjourns suit against Estate developer to June 17

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Federal High Court, Lagos

A Lagos High Court, Ikeja has adjourned the suit filed against a Estate developer and politician, Engr. Mutiu Okunola bordering on allegations of trespass and fraudulent acquisition of property to June 17.
   
Justice Maryam Omeya adjourned to enable the plaintiffs, Prince Steven Ibitoye and Commander Fasasi Adebambo (rtd), represented by their counsel Olajide Ajana to amend their claims to include surveyed plans.
   
Besides Okunola, the suit has 21 other defendants.  But six of them, namely, YDJ investment Limited, H&H Investment Limited, Garewa General Merchants, Aglow Company, SC Designs Limited and unknown persons were deleted from the suit following the leave of court.
   
In an affidavit in support of the motion of discontinuance deposed to by Joy Salako, a litigation clerk in the firm of Olajide Ajana, she swore that after the filing of the suit, the originating summons were served on the defendants except those sought to be struck out and therefore needed to remove them from the suit.
   
In the originating summons, the plaintiffs prayed the court to declare that they are the right and lawful owners of the respective portions of land situate at Wasimi Maryland, Lagos being trespassed and being sold by the Okunola and others and are entitled to be granted statutory of occupancy in respect of same.

They also wants the court to declare that any sale of the portion of land at Wasimi Maryland, Lagos belonging to the claimants to any persons by the defendants is illegal, null and void.
   
Consequently, the plaintiffs want an order of perpetual injuction restraining the defendants jointly and severally from trespassing on any portion of the land belonging to them at the Wasimi, Maryland, an order compelling the first defendant, Okunola to pay the first claimant the sum of N40m which is the price for two plots of land he purchased from him in that location but refused to pay the money as well as an order of injunction restraining the defendants from granting or registering any title in respect of the claimant’s


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