By Innocent Anaba,
A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere has adjourned till April 7, to hear the N800 million suit slammed against popular Lagos cleric, Paul Adefarasin and his church, House on the Rock by a businessman, Gerald Chukwueke.
Chukwueke and four others through their counsel, Moyo Onigbanjo, SAN, are demanding the sum as damages against Adefarasin and his church for allegedly trespassing on their land located in Lekki, Lagos.
Trial judge is Justice Adebisi Akinlade.
Other claimants are Chinelo Chukwueke, Mrs Martha Chukwueke, Germaine Logistics Ltd & Germaine Auto Centre Limited.
At the last court sitting, Justice Akinlade had restrained the defendants, including the Incorporated Trustees of the Rock Foundation, the Registrar of Titles, Lagos State Land Registry and the Attorney General of Lagos State from further trespassing on the land.
The court restrained the defendants, agents or privies from demolishing or removing any structure whatsoever be they temporary or permanent on the claimants premises located at plots 15, 16, 17 and 18 located at 188 Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
The court restrained the defendants, their servants, agents or privies from demolishing or removing any structure whatsoever be they temporary or permanent on the claimants premises located at plots 15, 16, 17 and 18 located at 188 Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
Justice Akinlade while directing the claimant’s lawyer, Onigbanjo to put the defendants on notice by serving all processes filed so far in the case, also held that the interim injunction shall abate after seven days from March 17, 2016 when the order was made.
In the motion on notice, the claimants alleged that Pastor Adefarasin and his church sometimes in January 2016 repeatedly trespassed on their premises.