By Ifeanyi Okolie
Efforts by Lagos State Government to prevent members of the Beku-Onimaba chieftaincy family of Igando, Lagos, from taking possession of a 52.13 acres of land situated in Igando Town have been stalled by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
It was gathered that the ongoing litigation has halted “government plans to use the land for public good.”
It was learned that the Lagos State government had on June 1, 2017, approached a Federal High Court, Lagos, urging it to stay the execution of a judgment delivered by Justice Okon Abang on March 13, 2017, which ordered the Federal and Lagos State governments to hand over the said parcel of land to the Beku-Onomaba family.
The land which is situated along the LASU- Isherri, Expressway, was originally acquired in 1983 by the Federal Government, for constructing a permanent site for the NYSC Orientation Camp in Lagos. It was later handed over to Lagos State government, which then failed to use the said land for the purpose it was acquired.
Members of the Beku-Onimaba family, were said to have dragged the Federal and Lagos State Governments to court in 2011, when they discovered that parts of the said land were allotted to some individuals who were not members of their family.