The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS and Other related Abuses has settled an eight years old matter between the Prince Adewanle Adewuyi and the Nigerian Police over an 26 acres of land.
Prince Adewuyi, a 76 years old man had told the panel through his lawyer Debo Adeleke how Police encroaches on his farmlands and demolished the structure without any court order to justify their actions.
He noted that all efforts to get justice and retrieve his land has been frustrated by the IGP and his officers.
However, the Chairman of the panel, the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi ordered the parties having agreed to the terms in the report of settlement to be bound by it.
The police as agreed in their terms of settlement that the the office of Surveyor-General of Lagos State to measure what is left of the Petitioner’s 26 Acres, draw and prepare a new Survey plan in the name of the Petitioner to reflect the present status of the land.
Since the Petitioner has also accepted to forgo the 6 (six) blocks of flat built by the police inside the Petitioner’s portion of land in the interest of peace.
The respondent to hand over the remaining part of the Petitioner’s land back to the petitioner.
That further to the said understanding between the parties and in order to consummate the total resolution the matter, the Petitioner also agreed to concede to the Respondent tf 6 (six) blocks of flats which the Respondent inadvertently built on Petitioner’s land.