Finally! Why Court stops Lagos from demolishing Maryland building

The Ikeja High Court has restrained the Lagos State Government from demolishing a property known as N0. 10, Shonny Highway, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, occupied by a sub-leasee, Kolawole Bankole.

Justice Dr. L.A.M Folami restrained the respondents – Governor of Lagos State, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos State and of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LSBCA) – from interfering with Bankole’s quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the property….CONTINUE READING

The judge made the order following Bankole’s June 19, 2023 application in Suit ID/7088GCM/2023 seeking a sole relief.

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The relief was a pre-emptive order of injunction restraining the Respondents pending his full compliance with the Lagos State High Court Practice Directions No. 2 of 2019 on Pre-action Protocol.

The applicant backed the application with a verifying affidavit in support, sworn by Mercy Ayittey, Manager of Mobile Equity Limited of 10, Shonny Highway, Shonibare Estate, Maryland.

Granting his prayer on July 3, 2023, Justice Folami held: “After hearing Adeola Sunday Onikosi of counsel representing the Claimant/Applicant moving in terms of the application with the attached Written Address herein.

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“It is hereby ordered that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Respondents either by themselves, their agents, servants, privies, or otherwise howsoever called from interfering with the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the Applicant by way of demolition or in continuation of demolition (or any manner however), of the property or any part thereof, known as 10, Shonny Highway, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos State, pending the Applicant’s full compliance with the Lagos State High Court Practice Direction No. 2 of 2019 on Pre-action Protocol.

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“That the Claimant is granted three weeks within which to fully comply with the Lagos State High Court Practice Direction No. 2 of 2019 on Pre-action Protocol.

“Case is further adjourned to Friday the 19th of September 2023 for further directive…CONTINUE READING