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Church takes fresh move to recover property

The United African Methodist Church has sent a letter to the Commandant, Nigerian Army, Odogiyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, intimating the authority about its move to take possession of its landed property within the area. The church took the step In order to forestall the breakdown of law and order.

Though, the possession does not cover the parcel of land the Army authority is occupying, the fresh step was based on the judgment delivered by a Shagamu high court, presided by Justice O. Ogunfowora in a Suit No M/44/09, between the Registered Trustees of the United African Methodist Church versus Sholaru and others.

In a letter signed by the law firm of Aladejobi and Aladejobi on behalf of the Church, it was stated that the defendants and some other unknown persons had been in illegal occupation of the land in spite of the court judgment.  “It has since been observed that some of the illegal occupiers still remain in occupation despite the execution of a lawful warrant of court on them.

“It is imperative therefore, whilst we are in the process of making these illegal occupants obey the judgment of court, that we bring to your attention our presence on the said parcel of land lying contiguously to the Ogijo Community High School in order to forestall the antics of mischief makers who may wish to cry wolf to yourself. “We enclose herewith for your records and attention, the said judgment of court, warrant for possession. and the certificate of possession issued by the sheriffs of court upon the execution of the judgment,” the Church added.

The court had on February 3, 2010, in its enrolment of judgment ordered that the claimant recovered possession of the large track of land measuring approximately 50.28 Acres, lying at Oko-Oba in Ogijo, near Ikorodu on the old Lagos-Ibadan road.


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