Lawyer tasks IGP on execution of court order
A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Kayode Fasetire has appealed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris to instruct some of his officers to obey court order on a property located at 31a & b Gafar Animashaun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Fasetire who is counsel to Redorn Realtors Ltd said his client obtained order of possession of the said property from a Lagos Magistrate Court and it was served on the occupant.
The lawyer alleged that since they took possession, some mobile policemen have been trying to illegally reinstate the former owner to the property.
According to him, his client bought the said property from Sterling Bank Plc in 2015, but all their effort to gain entry into the property has been continuously frustrated by mobile police officers on the orders of someone at the top echelons of the police force.
Narrating the circumstance surrounding the ownership of the building, Kayode said the former owners of the property Tonique Oil Services Ltd lost it ownership after failing to pay back N2billion loan facility it secured from Sterling Bank Plc.
He said his client subsequently decided to buy the said property, which was on sale from Sterling Bank Plc at a cost agreed by both parties.
“On August 18, 2017 we took possession of the property only for the Managing Director of the former owners, to storm the property three days after with some policemen and some thugs.
“We reported the matter to Maroko Police station and he was subsequently arrested but later released on bail. We were shocked when on Friday another set of Mobile police officers again stormed the property. We have been unable to know who sent them and what their mission is on the property. They undermined the court orders.
“Currently some guards who were mandated to secure the building by my client are being held hostage by the Mobile Policemen stationed in the building,” he claimed urging the IG to urgently look into the matter to avoid break down of law and order.
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