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APC Chieftain, Odunmbaku, Associates In Messy Land Deal

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, James Omolaja Odunmbaku and others may face trial for contempt over their alleged disobedience to court’s order.

Justice Yhaqub Oshoala of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja had on May 24, this year ordered that parties in a suit number ID/11239LMW/2021 to maintain status quo ante bellum.

The judge gave the order following an interlocutory injuction filed before the court by Mr. Olufemi Fasehun, (For himself as the administrator to the estate of late Ebenezer Olawanle Oladipo Fasheun and on behalf of the beneficiaries to the Estate) against James Odunmbaku, Mr. Cletus Nwagwu, Mr. Oluwadare Olanrewaju and others.

Fasheun had approached the court through his lawyer, Otunba Remi Adeoye of Destiny and Lawlords to seek for an order of Interlocutory Injunction restraining Odunmbaku and others, either by themselves, their servant; agents or privies from breaking in, entering, penetrating, occupying and forcefully taken up possession of landed property which is a subject matter of litigation, pending the final determination of this suit.

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The property is located and situate at No. 10, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State measuring approximately 9185.06 square yards delineated in survey plan, dated 14th October, 1960 prepared by Surveyor Adekunle Kukoyi and registered as No. 6 at page 6 in volume 431 at the Land Registry Office, Ibadan vide Deed of Conveyance dated January, 1961.

After hearing of the claimants’s application, Justice Oshoala subsequently, issued an order of mandatory interlocutory injunction compelling the defendants to forthwith stop trespassing on the said land pending the final determination of the suit.

However, despite the order, the claimant lawyer, Adeoye, had alleged that one of the defendants, Odunmbaku and his cohorts has been disobeying the court’s order.

Adeoye who threatened to commence contempt proceedings against Odunmbaku and his associates, urged members of the public to note that the said land belong to the family of late Ebenezer Olawanle Oladipo Fasehun being represented by Mr. Olufemi Fasehun and that members of the public should be wary in dealing with Odunmbaku in respect of the land.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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