Businessman Seeks Justice against Alleged Notorious Land Grabber in Lagos “Kaka Moroof”

A businessman, Otunba Hassan Alli has called on the Attorney General of the Federation and other law enforcement agencies to prosecute the alleged land grabber, Moroof Owonla popularly known as “Kaka Moroof”, for unlawful invasion of properties situated at No 34 Ferguson Osagie Street, Ayobo and No 2 Peace Street Ayobo area of Lagos State.

Alli alleged “Kaka Moroof” of forceful taking over of his hotel at Ayobo with fake judgment with the suit no ID/1722/92 between Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo and Taiwo Ogunbiyi & 12 others.

He said the purported judgment and the survey plan relied on by “Kaka Moroof” had no correlation or nexus with his lands and hotel at Ferguson Osagie Street, Ayobo

In his letter written to the Federal government and law enforcement agents included; the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation & Minister of Justice, Inspector General of Police.

He also sent a copy of the letter to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Attorney General of Lagos State & Commissioner for Justice, and also the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Kaka Moroof

He also sent a letter to the Land & Property Section, Director of State Security Services {DSS}, the Zonal Head Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos, the Nigeria Navy Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos State, the Flag Officer Commanding, the Naval Training Command, the Chief of the and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S.A.

Otunba Hassan Alli is demanding prompt prosecution of the alleged ‘notorious serial and defiant land grabber’, Moroof Aremu Owonla (a.k.a Kaka Moroof) and his cohorts for terrorism, force entry, land grabbing, unlawful invasion and taking over, a threat to the lives and properties and of innocent land owners within Ayobo community.

The elder statesman who said he is the bonafide owner of the land, noted that he has the title documents intact regarding all his properties.

He said that the popular defiant and notorious land grabbers in his desperate but unsuccessful bid to forcefully steal and grab his hotel had on August 5, 2022, broken into his hotel, chased away workers inside the 33 Rooms Hotel capacity almost at the completion stage and forcefully took over.

Otunba Hassan Alli alleged that “Moroof Kaka” looted his properties worth N33.6 million kept in a hotel for completion of the ongoing construction work.

According to him, ” Moroof Aremu Owonla ( Kaka Moroof) did not only commit illegal actions and atrocities but deliberately impersonated himself as the Sherriff of Ikeja High Court by inscribing “Possession was taken 2nd May 2008 ID/1722/92, CA/L/30/06, CA/L/16/M/04” on his Hotel at No. 34, Ferguson Osagie Street, Ayobo, Lagos State on the 5th day of August 2022.

“Upon my application for confirmation from the High Court Ikeja Sherriff section, it was discovered upon search by the court that Suit no: ID/1722/92 was not found on their record for execution on the court’s system. I am fortified with a copy of Lagos State Judiciary’s reply to my letter of request dated November 7, 2022, with Ref No: LAS/312455/Vol XXII/136.

The Controversial Hotel

“Moroof in his usual desperate bid to forcefully take over my hotel and dispossess me of my hotel, wrote a frivolous petition to Force C.I.D Annex, Alagbon, Lagos State, and the case was assigned to General Investigation Section, (GI) headed by DCP Shiek Danko who with his team investigated the case and arrested six thugs deployed to my hotel by Moroof including one of his ally Ganiyu Aminu were arraigned before Court 1, Yaba on December 8, 2022, vide Charge No: A/80/22.

“I am fortified with the charge sheet of the said case investigation report of the police at Alagbon dated 18th October 2022 vide Reference No: CB/4099/X/GI/ ADM/TE/VOL.4/20 issued to me revealed that Moroof the prime suspect was declared to be at large and he is being sought after for arraignment in court. I am fortified with the CTC of Police Investigation Report from Force C.I.D Annex, Alagbon.

I am fortified with the Court Ruling of Hon. Justice Oshoala who ordered the status Quo to be maintained dated 30th March 2023.

I have sold my hotel to Lt. Commander Olaife Olaiya, a Naval Officer yet Moroof continued to deploy his thugs to the hotel which compelled the Naval Officers to protect his property from the illegal invasion and possible demolition by Moroof, challenging his existence on his property.

Meanwhile, he (Moroof) has a pending case before Justice A. M Oluyemi of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja in Suit No: ID/1081/12 wherein is facing contempt and committal proceedings.

In the suit, it was discovered he forcibly entered and demolished a property beside Ayobo Police Station covered by a court judgment delivered by Justice Oluyemi on November 18, 2018 delivered.

However, the court had issued a warrant against him; he continued to evade the service of Form 48 despite repeated calls put across to him by the Sheriff of the Ikeja High Court.

The judge has ordered Moroof’s lawyer to ensure his presence in court on the next adjourned date or face contempt.

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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