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Man drags IGP to Judicial panel over land dispute

The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution For Victims of SARs Related Abuses and Other Matters has adjourned till April 20 for a report of deliberation over land dispute matter between the Inspector General Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu and a Petitioner, Prince Adewale Adewuyi.

The Chairman of the Panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, Rtd adjourned the petition for parties in the matter to finalize settlement.

Prince Adewale Adewuyi a seventy-six years old man told the panel through his lawyer Debo Adeleke how Police encroach on his farmlands and demolished the structure without any court order to justify their actions.

He noted that all efforts to get justice and retrieve his land has been frustrated by the IGP and his officers.

At the resumption of hearing, the Petitioner counsel, Debo Adeleke expressed gratitude to the panel for the effectiveness of discharging justice to victims of injustices.

He noted that all parties involved honored the summon and reach out to him for the matter to be resolve amicably.

On the police part, their counsel, Bonnyface Asogwa told the Panel that Inspector General of Police, has ordered all concerned officers to ensure they handover the land to the Petitioner as soon as possible.

He then prayed for a short adjourned date to allow parties tidy up every documentation over the matter and report settlement.

Contributing, counsel to the AIG Cooperative, Okey Barrah who aligned himself with the prayer of IG told the Panel that team of concerned officers had visited the sites and work is in progress to ensure Justice delivery.

Wahab Akinlade

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