Lagos council, families resolve dispute on Oshodi land
The resolution, which was entered as judgment by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, followed the filing of terms of agreement and settlement by the feuding parties on the disputed land.
The parties namely; Oshodi-Isolo Local government area and those of Mafoluku, Oloro, Ogunoloko and Ndazura families had agreed to the terms of agreement and urged the court to so do.
In the suit the plaintiffs, Mufutau Abayomi, Musibau Aregbe, Rafiu Alade Abayomi and Alhaji Wasiu Iyanda Aregbe sued for themselves and their families.
They are seeking an enforcement of their fundamental rights to own immovable property and a constitutional guarantee against arbitrary expropriation of their private property.
But, when the matter was called on Friday, counsel to the respondents, Mr. Lere Oyedepo informed court that they have filed report of settlement.
On his part, counsel to the applicants, T. A Molajo (SAN) affirmed that the matter before the court and that the terms of settlement are subject to confirmation by the respondents and urged the court to enter judgment on the matter.
All the applicants were present while Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyo represented himself and the local government as first and second respondents in the suit.
While the respondents and applicants are on their feet, the judge asked if they agree to the terms of the settlement and that the terms are binding if they do.
Their answer was in the affirmative, after which she entered judgment that parties agree to terms of settlement entered by the parties on May 8, 2018, with judgment entered on May 22, 2018.
The terms of settlement are, “Respondents acknowledge the rights and title of applicants to the parcel of land situate and lying and being at Ogunoloko Road by Dosumu Street by Taiwo Close, Mafoluku, Oshodi, measuring an area of approximately 4816.551 square metres more particularly delineated on Survey Plan No. TAR/2782/049/2017/LA dated November 23, 2017 prepared by Raheem, T.A Registered Surveyor and on Layout Plan No. SEW/W/661P dated 8th November 1975 prepared by M. A Seweje, Licenced Surveyor.
“Respondents agreed and do hereby undertake to respect the rights and title of the applicants on the parcel of land referred to in paragraphs 1 and 3 above and the respondents further undertake not to embark on, commence or continue any act which may interfere in any manner whatsoever with the said rights and title of the applicants to the peaceable enjoyment by the applicants, their agents, servants , attorneys, privies or assigns of the applicants’ rights and title to the land aforesaid.
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