By ONOZURE DANIA
Lagos — Justice I.Harrison of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has placed a fresh seven-day order on Alexander Onyeador, Martin Onyeador, Thomas Onyeador and Nkemdilim Onyeador the four defendants who are children of the late brother of late Angela Onyeador-Mayson, after the seven-day order issued on them on October 9, 2013 expired.
The court had ordered that the defendants be restrained from tampering with the real and personal estate of the late Mrs. Angela Oyeador-Mayson on 29, Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island and plot 167, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Wusa Zone 2, Abuja, pending on the final determination of the matter.
The trial judge, also ordered that the parties maintain status-quo and granted leave to the claimants to serve the defendants all the court processes through their counsel, George Obute.
However, at the resumed hearing of the matter, yesterday, the defendants and their counsel, were absent from the court, making the court not to be able to hear the motion on notice as adjourned during the last sitting.
The counsel to the plaintiffs Onyebuchi Aniakor, told the court the defendants’ counsel along with some thugs are still in the house and have taken over the gallery of the late socialite even after they had served them.
Aniakor, who said they were ready to move the motion on notice, said that the proof of service with the photographs showing the court order was with the sheriff.
He said he did not even know if the defendants received the order through their lawyer.
The Judge said: “The way my mind is working now is that I would place another seven days order and if they and their lawyer still disobey that order, then I would proceed to hear the motion on notice.
“I said the court believes that you should go the extra mile to place the order at the estate of the deceased.”
“If after the interim order of court granted the claimant, the defendants fail upon further notice, the court would proceed with hearing of the motion.”
The judge further adjourned the matter to October 24, 2013, to enable them serve the defendants.