By Abdulwahab Abdullah
A Law Firm, Ejiaku & Co has petitioned the Ni-gerian police to comply with the order made byJustice O.A Adefope- Okojie of a Lagos High Court judge in a suit filed by Esther Okoegbu over parcel of land situated at No 82, Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja.
Justice Adefope-Okojie had on February 14, 2012 ruled against the defendant, Mr. Ayeni Akintola and associates for trespassing on claimant’s piece of land on the suit delineated 1D/3211/94 with survey Plan No ISO/LA393/85 OF 22nd April, 1985.
The claimant therefore through his lawyer, David Ejiaku petitioned the police over illegal destruction and alleged threat to workers lives on the property and constant harassment by the police.
Part of petition read that; “On the 14th day of Feb, 2014, we had applied and gotten a warrant of possession from court to execute a judgment in suit No 1D/3211/94 in our client’s favour, subsequently the office of the Deputy Sheriff, Ikeja High Court, Lagos State, did levy the execution.
“Following the Sheriff’s execution, our valued client instructed that a fence be put up to delineate the properties in dispute along the lines demarcated by the court order in our Survey Plan No /SO/LA/393/85.
“After the erection of the fence, to our dismay, the fence was pulled down at night by thugs hired by the owners of No 84, Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos with utmost disrespect to the court execution order boldly written on the walls of the property. However, our biggest threat and fear is that these people are using men of the Nigerian Police to carry out this illegal criminal activities, daring us to come anywhere near the property.
“Hence, we have come to your elevated office to redress this situation as a dangerous precedence for the Police to be engaged in such nefarious activities”.