DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND AREA IN DISPUTE:
All that Acres of land Situate at ILABA IN AGURA TOWN IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS MEASURING 366.674 ACRES
NAME(S) OF THE PARTIES TO THE SUIT:
Alhaji Salawudeen Sholenu
Chief Rasaki Kasali
Chief Ganiyu Kuye ( For and on behalf of Orefodu and Elese Families of Agura town within Ikorodu local Government)
Chevron Oil Nigeria ltd
DATE THE SUIT WAS FILED: 6th of May 2013
COURT THE CASE WAS FILED: IKEJA HIGH COURT JUDICIAL DIVISION
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FACTS OF THE CASE FILED:
The Statement of claim allegedly filed by the claimants state that they are the owners of all that land Situate at ILABA IN AGURA TOWN IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS based on their Ancestral proof of ownership of land and they have exercised peaceful ownership of that land for years without any hinderance until they recently noticedthe Defendant move into their lands and occupy over 300 acres of their family land without giving them any explanation.
The Claimants state they have tried to get to get in touch with the Defendant to sort out the issues but the Defendants have ignored all their overtures and have continued to trespass their lands hence filing this law suit. They claim they have not given anyone in their community the right to sell their lands on their behalf and the lands were forcefully obtained from them.
OMONILE LAWYER FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS LAND DISPUTE:
Am sorry to say this but i don't think Chevron will be that stupid to take over a portion of land in Lagos without either being allocated the lands by the Lagos state Government or buying the land from a trusted source and perfecting their papers. I strongly believe there is a hidden motive behind this suit and i eagerly await Chevron's defence to this suit to know what is really going on.
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 All that Acres of land Situate at ILABA IN AGURA TOWN IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS MEASURING 366.674 ACRES of Land, 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.