Police Indict Alleged Land Grabber Kingpin ‘Kaka’ in Ayobo Land Case

A document from the police Legal Department has disclosed that a prima facie case of criminal trespass, impersonation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of trust has been established against Chief Moroof Owonla popularly known as KAKA, a complainant in an alleged case of land grabbing.

The report stated that the complainant failed to appear for trial after the conclusion of the investigation whereby the arrested suspects were charged to court.

The said document also exonerated Alhaji Hassan Alli who was listed among the suspects from being liable for any criminal act in a disputed land case.

The document which is a certified true copy of the investigation carried out by the police and dated June 1, 2023, states that the complainant acted lawlessly to have fraudulently sold a landed property belonging to Hassan Alli (suspect) at the rate of Twelve Million Naira only to a woman and converted the proceed to his personal use.

Other suspects in the matter are Biola Gabriel, Kehinde Okikiola, and SP Sahabi Abubakar.

While responding to an inquiry seeking the certified true copy of the investigation, with the title: “RE: APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TURE COPY (CTC) OF POLICE INVESTIGATION REPORT, COMPOSIT PLAN, COURT JUDGEMENT AND STATEMENT OF THE COMPLAINANT AND SUSPECT IN THE CASE OF LAND GRABBING AND FORCIBLE ENTRY BETWEEN CHIEF MOROOF OWONLA (A.K.A KAKA) AND ALHAJI HASSAN ALLI AND ORHERS’, the report states that evidence shows that the complainant forcefully gained an entrance into the Hotel belonging to the suspect Hassan Alli, where he caused damage to the fence, chased away the workers on site with thugs and subsequently pad-locked the Hotel gate without any justification, since 5th August 2022 till date even though the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja has nullified the services/employment of the complainant (Owonla) not to parade himself as agent or accredited representative on behalf of the family of Late Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo.

The investigation also revealed that the same Owonla, who is the complainant in the matter personally, wrote on the Hotel fence “Certificate of Possession taken- Keep off”, an act that constitutes or contains fragrantly abuse of court processes.

The complainant, in a petition, had alleged that he is the lawful attorney and accredited representative to the judgment creditor in respect of Suit No. ID/1722/92 delivered at the High Court of Lagos State by Justice. A. Willams dated 29th October 2004 in favor of the family of Late Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo.
He noted that the judgment was backed up with three (3) Appeal Court Orders granted with a Certificate of Warrant of Possession dated 5th May 2008 on behalf of his client. He stated further that upon the Judgment, one Alhaji Hassan Alli criminally conspired with thugs to unleash an attack on him and also invaded his landed properties with forged Title Documents using the same as genuine documents on behalf of the family of Late A. A. Soremekun and thereby causing pandemonium and to chase him away from the property he legally acquired through a court judgment.

However, the Police report stated that after a painstaking investigation into the case, the following facts have emerged: “The Crux of this case borders on a Land discord between the complainant, Chief Moroof Owonla, Ba’ale of Cardoso, Ipaja, Lagos State and the suspect Hassan Alli and others and that the disputed land lying and situate at Megida, Alaja, Onikanga Area of Igbo-Ilogbu Ayobo town, measuring approximately 98.802 acres or 39. 985 Hectares, Lagos State delineated on Survey Plan No. OGEK 400/76 dated 11* April 1976 drawn by Surveyor E. A. Akin Ogunbiyi.

“That the complainant claimed to have been employed as agent to the family of Late Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo and issued with Power of Attorney to secure their family land against encumbrance likewise same with the suspect, Hassan Alli employed as agent to a family of Late Mr. A. A Soremekun with issued Power of Attorney to secure the family land against any encumbrance as well.

The complainant was also said to have presented a purported Court Judgment with Suit No. 1D/1722/92 dated 29th October 2004 delivered by Hon. Mrs. Justice O. A. Williams which he claimed was in favor and that he earlier petitioned AIG, Force CID, Annex Alagbon Lagos, where an investigation was concluded and the arrested suspects were charged to Court but the complainant, Chief Moroof Owonla was at large.

“That having realized the outcome of investigation at Gl Section, Force CID, Alagbon Annex was not favorable, the complainant, Chief Moroof Owonla wrote a counter-petition to Force CID, Abuja against the former IPO, SP Sahab Abubakar for being biased.

Meanwhile, the complainant Chief Moroof Owonla was said to have vehemently refused to appear for the interview but instead, he mobilized some thugs who invaded the suspect’s Hotel and inflicted grievous hurt on his right leg, before the attack, six suspects were arrested and charged to Chief Magistrate Court 1, Yaba, Lagos for offence of Conspiracy, Disorderly Manner, Disturbance of Public Peace, Assault, Forcible Entry and Conduct Likely to Cause Breach of peace are established against the complainant.

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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