CJ’s panel tasked to find missing bullet-proof car
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, has set up a disciplinary committee to unravel the misery surrounding how one Nissan Maxima (3.5SE) with registration number BQ 775 AGL retrieved from the judgment debtor in suit no. MIK/22/19/11, between Lati Gomes and Princess Bola Jegede got missing.
The committee was set up, following a petition written by Princess Bola Jegede, the proprietress of A-Z International College.
The then Head of Deputy Sheriff Section, Lagos, Mrs. Julie Abieyuwa Anabor, who is now a judge at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, had on March 28, 2013, executed the judgment against the judgment debtor pursuant to judgment delivered on June 28, 2012.
Executing the judgment, Justice Anabor impound two Toyota Hummer school bus and a bullet proof Nissan Maxima.
The proprietress, in a series of letters written to the current Chief Judge, stated that the parties had since settled their differences, as the judgment creditor and debtor have compromised their position.
The judgment debtor had then asked the Deputy Registrar to release the properties, as stated in the attached copy of inventory to the rightful owner, in compliance with the court order.
The Chief Magistrate, F. A. Azeez had in a suit delivered judgment over rent of property between the trustees of the estate of honourable Justice T.S Gomes and Princess Bola Jegede, wherein court ordered defendant to pay the sum of N9 million as arrears of rent from January 2005 to 2008 and January 2009 to 2010.
Consequently, the debt the defendant could not pay thereafter led to the execution of the judgment, before both parties were able to settle the rift.
However, the then Deputy Sheriff, Mrs. Julie Abieyuwa Anabor, who is now a Judge of Code of Conduct Tribunal, had released the two school buses with registration no UF 129 KJA and UF 128 KJA but refused to release the Nissan Maxima (3.5SE).
The school proprietress had through her lawyer, Mr. Yemi Omodele, in a letter dated December 6, 2019 to the Deputy Sheriff to release the remaining Nissan Maxima car in the interest of justice as the last hope of common man.
Investigation, however, revealed that Mrs. Julie Anabor authorised the release of the bulletproof vehicle from Strabag warehouse in Ikeja.
The Panel of enquiry set up by the Hon Justice Kazeem Alogba is yet to conclude its findings on the matter.