federal authorities has been asked to call the imo country authorities to reserve over its recent actions on a parcel of land this is below litigation which resulted inside the destruction of perimeter fence and a few homes within the land.
leader solo akuma, san, in a announcement launched in abuja, on sunday, stated the land has been below dispute between the imo state authorities and his clients, benefit nigeria confined and occupiers of the property lying and situate at the back of federal secretariat complicated, owerri, imo kingdom.
he accused the imo state government of illegal and malicious destruction of a portion of the perimeter fence and some buildings inside the estate on remaining week even when there’s ongoing litigation at the parcel of land.
he explained: “earlier on twenty first february, 2022 some officials of the owerri capital development authority invaded the estate and maliciously broke down some portions of the perimeter fence of the estate.
“consequentially, our consumer, advantage nigeria ltd and two others instituted an action at high courtroom of imo state owerri judicial division on 6/4/22 in fit no: how/355/2022, in which they sought for statement of one of a kind ownership, damages for trespass and an order for perpetual injunction in opposition to the owerri capital improvement authority.
“the place trespassed upon with the aid of retailers of imo kingdom authorities is the undeveloped part of the entire parcel of land vested with the federal republic of nigeria in which the federal secretariat, owerri became constructed. the federal authorities of nigeria represented by means of federal ministry of surroundings, housing and improvement granted a improvement lease to benefit nigeria restricted to construct 108 devices of 3 bedroom detached
and semi detached bungalows on this undeveloped component.”
chief akuma showed that earlier than the graduation of the development of the estate, gain nigeria ltd, had complied with all regulatory requirements set out with the aid of imo state authorities via owerri capital improvement authority and secured different approvals from federal ministry of surroundings, housing and concrete improvement as contained within the improvement lease settlement’
“we are involved that despite the fact that the land is a topic of litigation, with a pending movement on be aware for interlocutory injunction, the imo state authorities has persevered to intervene with the aforesaid land. this conduct of imo nation authorities and its sellers is a show of an act of brute pressure and self help, which additionally suggests of disdain for rule of law,” he delivered.
he known as the eye of the federal government of nigeria and different individuals of public to the development, inquiring for that the federal government name the imo nation authorities and its sellers to order, and additionally be triumphant on them to chorus from taking laws into their palms through interfering with the possessory rights of gain nigeria ltd and other subscribers of the property.
he, equally endorsed the imo state government and its retailers to expose recognize for the guideline of law and allow the courtroom which is seised of the problem to determine the case.