Firm files committal action against another over land dispute
A firm, Cityscape International Development Plc, has filed a committal action against Revolution Plus Properties Ltd, following alleged trespass of its landed property in Lafiaji Lagos.
The applicants said the respondents allegedly flouted a subsisting court order restraining it and its agents from entering into the land.
Also mentioned as defendants in the suit are: Managing Director of Revolution Plus, Bamidele Onalaja, Engr. Akinsowon Akanni and Segun Olowosebioba of Revolution Plus Properties.
The application for committal of the alleged contemnors to prison for disobedience to the order of court has also been served on the alleged contemnors.
The suit was sequel to the order given by Justice O. O. Ogunjobi of Lagos High Court restraining Mirash International Venture Ltd, her agents and all persons claiming title through her from further trespassing or interfering in the land belonging to Cityscape International Development Plc in Lafiaji town, in Eti-osa local government area of Lagos state.
He claimed that the order is being flouted by the defendant and its agent, Revolution Plus Properties Ltd.
The order was given after hearing Suit No. LD/2460LM/19 filed by the claimant against the defendant, over unlawful trespass of the property.
The property with a Deed of Assignment dated 27/12/2006 duly registered as No. 71/71/2155 in the Land Registry of the state in favour of Cityscape, was alleged to have been unlawfully trespassed upon by Mirash International Ventures Ltd and her agents.
In a written argument in support of a Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction, Counsel to the claimant, O.O.Oniyire explained that the loss and injury the claimant would suffer from the continuing acts of the defendant and her agents should the court be hesitant in restraining the defendant pending the final etermination of the substantive action is such that cannot be compensated in monetary cost.
He said: “The defendant would invariably sell portions of the claimant’s land to unsuspecting purchasers who may put the land to a use contrary to the intended purpose of the claimant and thereby damage the character and topography of the land”.
Justice O. O. Ogunjobi, granted the order for injunction upon hearing submission by counsel to the claimant.
The order is restricting the defendants either by herself or through her agents from interfering in the said property.
The case is now before Justice Alakija of Lagos State High Court and stands adjourned to February 21, 2020 for mention.
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