By Abdulwahab Abdullahi
A Lagos High Court yesterday ordered Mohammed Sahid Ajirobatan Ibrahim, a.k.a Sat Guru Maharaj ji to immediately vacate a property located at House No. 23, D Close, 208 Road, 2nd Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos, an estate of the late Olufemi Akhamibo Orbih.
Delivering his judgment in a suit instituted by Sunday Ekhaegbah Orbih, the only surviving son of the deceased, Justice Gbajabiamila held that the property was obtained by fraud.
This judgement came after 14 years of legal battle on the said property.
The court held that the Will purportedly lodged with the probate registry of the court by the first defendant [Guru] on March 4, 1997, after the demise of the late Olufemi Akhamibo Orbih,Â was a forgery and therefore, fake, invalid, null, void and ineffectual.
On whether the claimant is the true son of the deceased, the court held that, throughout the hearing of the suit, no member of the deceased family came to challenge the claimantâ€™s right as a son.
Justice Ggbajabiamila held that under Etsako Native Law and Customs, the claimant is entitled to inherit the property and all possessions of the late father.
Shortly, after the judgment was delivered, the claimant busted into tears thanking God and asking Him to have mercy on his late father who was a member of the One Love Family and whose belief was that Mohammed Sahid Ajirobatan Ibrahim, aka Sat Guru Maharaj ji is a God.
The Court however awarded a total sum of N3.5million as damages which include special damages of N2.5million covering cost of rents inquired since 1996 and N1million as genera damages.