DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND AREA IN DISPUTE:
All that Acres of Land at CANAA WALK MENDE VILLAGE ONIGBONGBO IKEJA IKEJA LAGOS.
NAME(S) OF THE PARTIES TO THE SUIT:
Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited
Pastor (Dr.) Ademola Wemimo Odunaiya ( Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Pastor Idris Adelaja Odunaiya ( Deceased)
Elder Wale Odunaiya ( For himself and on behalf of the Executors of the last Will of Solomon Adefolabi Odunaiya ( Deceased)
DATE THE SUIT WAS FILED: 23rd of April 2013
COURT THE CASE WAS FILED: IKEJA HIGH COURT JUDICIAL DIVISION
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FACTS OF THE CASE FILED:
The Statement of claim alleges that the Claimants bought Acres of Land from the Oyetoro family of Onigbongbo in 1974 and they obtained certificates of occupancy to secure the lands after the sale. They took possession of the lands by clearing the lands and sand filling it and had no problems there until 2007 when they discovered people had been tressapssing on the lands.
When the Defendants where challenged, they claimed to have bought the lands from the Oyetoro family and the first defendant claimed that he specifically bought his own land from the First claimant the said “ Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited” who executed a deed of assignment for him and he further used that deed of assignment to perfect his documents with the government.
The Claimants now claim that the deed of Assignment executed in favour of the 1st Defendant was a monumental fraud and that Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited did not excute a deed of assignment to him neither did the board of directors pass any resolution to sell to the 1st defendant the land in dispute.
OMONILE LAWYER FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS LAND DISPUTE:
This is just baffling to put it mildly. If Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited say they did not execute a Deed of Assignment to the First Defendant, how then did the First Defendant get a Deed of Assignment from Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited? The basic rules of land transfer from a company to an individual states that there must be a company resolution to sell a property and it must be signed by a Director or Directors and the Company Secretary. How then did the first defendant get the executed deed of assignment from Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited when the Directors whose names have been bandied about are not connected to Oba Nle Aro Trading Co Limited?
Another head scratching moment here and if this is a forgery the people who executed the forged Deed of Assignment shouldn’t go unpunished. Besides how did the first Defendant manage to register his document at the Land Registry without it being detected at the Land information stage? Very Strange Case. I would really love to hear the response of the Defendant to know how he obtained his Deeds.
CAVEAT AND WARNING:
Avoid buying Land in this disputed area till the matter has been determined by the courts. If you buy a land here you will be buying a law suit because the matter is still in court. Make sure if you come across the CANAA WALK MENDE VILLAGE ONIGBONGBO IKEJA Lagos Lands you investigate it properly to know whether the land you intend to purchase is not in court so that you can buy their lands peacefully.
To get more information about this case get in touch with the Solicitors of both the Claimants and Defendants. We would be keeping an eye on this case to follow it up to its logical conclusion to know who the court finally grants ownership of this land and whether the prayers of the claimants will be upheld or struck out
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