The instant previous Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has sued his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde more than the revocation of his landed home at Agodi Governing administration Reservation Region (GRA), Ibadan.
Also sued together with the governor are the State Legal professional Normal, the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and City Progress and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and City Growth.
The former governor is also professing the sum of N15 million from the defendants becoming cost of the action, including the expenditures incurred to file each and every of the circumstances, and his attorney’s expert expenses.
Every day Write-up gathered that the the lawsuit was submitted on Wednesday, 12th of February at the High Courtroom of Justice of Oyo Condition in the Ibadan Judicial Division, by a former Attorney Standard of the Point out, Mutalubi Ojo Adebayo.
The subject involves the revocation of a home owned by Ajimobi in Agodi, Federal government Reservation Space (GRA), Ibadan, to which the former governor has filed four satisfies numbered I/183/2020, I/184/2020, I/185/2020 and I/186/2020 at the Point out Higher Court docket.
Ajimobi in the document before the court, is contesting the basis of the recognize which was despatched by the state authorities on the 31st of January, 2020.
The letter entitled, “Notice of intention to revoke fascination on portion of state land at Agodi govt reservation area, Ibadan, was despatched by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Enhancement on the instruction of Makinde.”
Ajimobi is trying to get an order of perpetual injunction, stopping the point out government from revoking the assets with a Certificate of Correct of Occupancy dated 6th February 2019 and registered as No. 56 at Webpage 56 in Quantity 3771 of the Lands Registry Office environment.
An get of injunction against the defendants, their servants, agents and privies, to quit the stated people from restraining any developmental operate, or producing disturbance on the reported property, describing the revocation as “unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and just one not borne of excellent intention.”
According to the paperwork submitted by the lawful counsel of the former governor, the assets to be revoked is no lengthier existent in title as it was merged with yet another home by the claimant with the “landed residence comprised in the Deed of Gift, dated March 17th, 2015 involving the previous governor and Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao, the late Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland. It is registered as No. 17 at Web site 17 in Quantity 3714 of the Deeds Registry Office environment, Ibadan, the Oyo Condition capital.”
According to Ajimobi, the land in dispute was donated to him by Alhaji Alao, and was obtained by him by the virtue of Statutory Proper of Occupancy dated February 10th, 2009 and registered as No. 35 at Web page 35 in Quantity 3556 of the Lands Registry Workplace, Ibadan. The donor was explained to have enjoyed undisturbed possession of the land before donating it to the claimant.
It was also merged with the home registered as No. 16 at Page 16 in Quantity 3714 of the Lands Registry Office environment, Ibadan, and was fenced round for the growth of guest chalets, church, mosque, recreation locations and the nation property of the former Governor.
According to the paperwork, the former Governor has not breached any of the covenant operating on the land.
In the lawsuit, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and City Advancement and Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Advancement ended up accused of forcibly getting into, trespassing and breaking into Ajimobi’s landed property on the 17th of October 2019. The major gate of the assets was allegedly destroyed, the doorways of all the rooms in the property were being smashed, and quite a few valuable setting up resources in the home had been also allegedly destroyed. All these, in accordance to the lawsuit were being perpetuated by officers of the ministry, armed Law enforcement men and suspected political thugs of the Oyo Condition Governor.
In what was described as an act of trespassing, the former Governor has given that lodged a complaint with the Police, and the individuals involved are getting investigated. The Police experienced also interrogated the Commissioner for Lands, who is the 3rd defendant, and his cohorts, and in accordance to the lawsuit, was accompanied to Abuja by an official from the workplace of the Attorney General.
The Commissioner and his cohorts have considering the fact that been on bail but are even now reporting in Abuja for investigations surrounding their alleged involvement in the trespass.
Ajimobi also accused Makinde of boasting in different areas and on quite a few fora that he would revoke just about every property belonging to his predecessor anywhere in the condition if he does not discontinue the fees towards the Commissioner.
The 4th defendant – the Attorney Typical was also accused of failing to advise the Governor, the Ministry and the Commissioner in the training course of their revocation of the home.