Court Orders Stoppage of Construction on Alade Market

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has ordered the Executive Chairman of Messrs Masters Reality International Concepts Ltd, to stop construction on Alade Market, Allen Avenue, pending the determination of the suit before it.

In a Suit No: Id/7894/19 filed by Gbenga Ajala of Wiseview Chamber as a counsel to Mrs. Adenike Isiba-kasali, Chief Ligali Adebayo Isiba and Mr. Saheed Adogoke Isiba, who appeared for themselves and as representatives of the Alli Isiba family of Itire filed an interlocutory injunction over the market.

The order also affected Ikeja Local Government from further adjudicating over the Alade Market.

Justice Raliat Adebiyi who presides over the application ordered that all parties cease further constitution or activities on the property subject matter situate at Alade Village Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja

In granting the Statement of Claim dated 26th October 2021, instituted by representatives of the
Alli Isiba Family of Itire, the judge ordered that pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for interlocutory Injunction, all parties should stop work on the said site.

The judge subsequently adjourned till 11th day of October, 2022 for parties to appear for hearing.

The Alli Isiba family of Itire filed the application pursuant to Order 38, Rule 8 and Order 39, Rule 3 and 8 of the Lagos State (Civil Procedure Rules) 2012.

Earlier during the proceedings, Mr. Gbenga Ajala of Wiseview Chamber said that the application which is supported by a 29 paragraph affidavit deposed to by the head of the Alli Isiba Family, is asking court to determine whether given the circumstances of the case it is not just and equitable that an order of interlocutory injunction be made restraining the defendants from further trespassing on the land of the family at Alade Village, Ikeja, Lagos State, and covered by a Deed of Conveyance dated 23rd September, 1977 and registered as No. 61, at Page 61, in Volume 1657 in the Register of Deeds in the Land Registry, Ikeja, pending the determination of this suit.

While counsel to Ikeja Local Government informed the court that his client who contracted the service of Messrs Masters Reality International Concepts Ltd to develop the Alade Market has withdrawn contract agreement with him and henceforth he doesn’t represent the Local Government interest in the Market.

After entertaining submissions of counsel, the judge subsequently ordered Messrs Masters Reality International Concepts Ltd to stop construction and withdraw services


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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