‘Restriction of Movement of Owners of Pearl Garden Estate by Illegal Developer’, Court Steve Aya

A Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, declared illegal the restriction on the movement of property owners in the Pearl Garden Estate located in the village of Sangotedo in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of ​​the Condition by CMB Building Maintenance and Investment Company Limited.

Judge Mufutau Olokoba made this statement when delivering his judgment in an action brought by some of the owners against CMB (property and property management agents) and Oyetubo Jokotade Estate Resource Limited (former landowners).

The judgment was delivered on December 1, 2021, while the certified copy of the judgment was obtained by reporters in Lagos on Wednesday.

The N100 million lawsuit was filed by the plaintiffs on February 9, 2015, following their dispute with the property developer. It was filed by Messrs. Francis Adesuyi, Felix Obiakor, Martin Ajayi-Obe and Peter Afenotan as representatives on their behalf and on behalf of all interested owners within the Pearl Garden Estate.

In the judgment, the trial judge stated that the interference and violation of plaintiffs’ rights by the barricade and the restriction of movement of plaintiffs and legal residents in and out of the estate by the defendants and their agents were illegal.

He held that the alleged inheritance charge of N35,000 bonus imposed by the second defendant on the claimants had been declared null and void.

The trial judge, however, refused to accede to the plaintiffs’ pleas to order the defendants to pay them the sum of N100 million as damages, and that the defendants should bear the cost of the action. .