The instant previous Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has sued his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde over the revocation of his landed assets at Agodi Executive Reservation House (GRA), Ibadan.
Additionally sued along the governor are the State Lawyer Common, the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and City Building and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and City Building.
The previous governor may be claiming the sum of N15 million from the defendants being value of the motion, together with the bills incurred to document each and every of the circumstances, and his lawyer’s skilled charges.
Citynews collected that the the lawsuit used to be filed on Wednesday, 12th of February on the Prime Courtroom of Justice of Oyo State within the Ibadan Judicial Department, by way of a former Lawyer Common of the State, Mutalubi Ojo Adebayo.
The subject comes to the revocation of a assets owned by way of Ajimobi in Agodi, Executive Reservation House (GRA), Ibadan, to which the previous governor has filed 4 fits numbered; I/183/2020, I/184/2020, I/185/2020 and I/186/2020 on the State Prime Courtroom.
Ajimobi within the report prior to the courtroom, is contesting the root of the awareness which used to be despatched by way of the state executive at the 31st of January, 2020.
The letter entitled, “Realize of purpose to revoke passion on portion of state land at Agodi executive reservation space, Ibadan, used to be despatched by way of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and City Building at the instruction of Makinde.”
Ajimobi is looking for; an order of perpetual injunction, preventing the state executive from revoking the valuables with a Certificates of Proper of Occupancy dated sixth February 2019 and registered as No. 56 at Web page 56 in Quantity 3771 of the Lands Registry Place of job.
An order of injunction towards the defendants, their servants, brokers and privies, to forestall the indexed individuals from restraining any developmental paintings, or inflicting disturbance at the mentioned assets, describing the revocation as “unconstitutional, unlawful, null and void and one now not borne of fine purpose.”
In keeping with the paperwork filed by way of the prison recommend of the previous governor, the valuables to be revoked is now not existent in identify because it used to be merged with some other assets by way of the claimant with the “landed assets comprised within the Deed of Reward, dated March 17th, 2015 between the previous governor and Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao, the overdue Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland. It’s registered as No. 17 at Web page 17 in Quantity 3714 of the Deeds Registry Place of job, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.”
In keeping with Ajimobi, the land in dispute used to be donated to him by way of Alhaji Alao, and used to be obtained by way of him by way of the distinctive feature 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 Place of job, Ibadan. The donor used to be mentioned to have loved undisturbed ownership of the land prior to donating it to the claimant.
It used to be additionally merged with the valuables registered as No. 16 at Web page 16 in Quantity 3714 of the Lands Registry Place of job, Ibadan, and used to be fenced spherical for the advance of visitor chalets, church, mosque, game spaces and the rustic house of the previous Governor.
In keeping with the paperwork, the previous Governor has now not breached any of the covenant working at the land.
Within the lawsuit, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and City Building and Commissioner for Lands, Housing and City Building had been accused of forcibly coming into, trespassing and breaking into Ajimobi’s landed assets at the 17th of October 2019. The primary gate of the valuables used to be allegedly destroyed, the doorways of all of the rooms within the assets had been smashed, and several other treasured development fabrics within the assets had been additionally allegedly destroyed. A majority of these, consistent with the lawsuit had been perpetuated by way of officers of the ministry, armed Police males and suspected political thugs of the Oyo State Governor.
In what used to be described as an act of trespassing, the previous Governor has since lodged a grievance with the Police, and the people concerned are being investigated. The Police had additionally interrogated the Commissioner for Lands, who’s the third defendant, and his cohorts, and consistent with the lawsuit, used to be accompanied to Abuja by way of an reputable from the administrative center of the Lawyer Common.
The Commissioner and his cohorts have since been on bail however are nonetheless reporting in Abuja for investigations surrounding their alleged involvement within the trespass.
Ajimobi additionally accused Makinde of boasting somewhere else and on a number of fora that he would revoke each and every assets belonging to his predecessor any place within the state if he does now not discontinue the costs towards the Commissioner.
The 4th defendant – the Lawyer Common used to be additionally accused of failing to advise the Governor, the Ministry and the Commissioner throughout their revocation of the valuables.