TOTAL Co-operative Society has been dragged before a Lagos high court by one Mazi Obi Adindu of Festac Town, Lagos over alleged fraudulent breach of contract involving land acquisition.
In the statement of claims and affidavit in support of the claimsÂ gleaned from the registry of the Lagos High Court, the plaintiff, one Mazi Obi Adindu of Festac Town, Lagos who is being represented by the legal firm of A. B. Ogunsusi & Co, legal practitioners, alleges that on two occasions in 2003, he paid various sums of money to Total Co â€“ operative Society, the workers co â€“ operative arm of Total Nigeria Plc for four plots of land.
This was in response to feelers which the society had put out to the effect that it was intending to purchase land for development into an estate for its members and others who took up allocations within the estate.
The payments were duly received and acknowledged by the co â€“ operative society with receipts issued for them.
However six years later, without any piece of land being allocated to him, the plaintiff has resorted to seeking justice in the court of law.
The plaintiff is praying the court to give orders compelling Total Co â€“ operative Society to desist from the fraudulent breach of its contractual obligation of allocating the four plots of land for which payment was duly made some six years ago by the plaintiff. Or in the alternative, pay commensurate compensation to the plaintiff for the six year continuing fraudulent default.
Investigations revealed that Total Co â€“ operative Society actually acquired a sizeable piece of land in the Kajola area of Lekki / Epe expressway (with monies received from Mazi Obi Adindu and others} at a per plot cost.