Court assumes jurisdiction in suit against Lagos property developer
A Lagos High Court, Epe has assumed jurisdiction in the suit filed by Homeowners within the Pearl Garden Estate situated at Sangotedo Village in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state against a property developer, Oyetubo Jokotade Estate Resource Limited.
The claimants had instituted a suit against the property developer and CMB Building Maintenance and Investment Company Limited, which is in charge of providing estate management services for alleged incessant harassment and imposition of arbitrary charges.
The claimant in the N100 million suit are; Francis Adesuyi, Felix Obiakor, Martin Ajayi-Obe and Peter Afenotan on behalf of themselves and all interested homeowners within the Pearl Garden Estate.
The presiding judge, Justice Abisoye Bashua in his ruling dismissed the defendants application that the matter should be referred to arbitration.
He held that the defendants had already taken certain steps in the suit which had conferred jurisdiction on the court and therefore fixed June 15,2015 for hearing of an interlocutory application dated February 19, 2015 which was filed by the claimant’s counsel, Mr Adeyinka Adeyemi.
He directed the defendant’s counsel, Mr Gabriel Uwaifo, to file his reply in order for the court to hear arguments on the said application.
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