The Chief Executive Officer of Adamakin Works and Investment Ltd, Akinfolabi Akindele, has urged the Lagos State Judiciary to prosecute Masters Reality Intl Concepts Ltd over what he termed as the disobedience of the court’s order on the construction of Alade Retail Market in Allen Avenue, Ikeja.
Justice Y. G. Oshoala of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja had on March 2, 2022, ordered all parties to stop construction works on Alade Retail Market, Allen Avenue, pending the determination of the controversial issues surrounding the ownership.
Akindele, however, called the attention of the court to the fact that the Claimant/Applicant, Masters Reality Intl Concepts Ltd, is flouting the order and if not checked and punished for contempt of court, the situation would lead to break down of law and order.
Masters Reality Intl Concepts Ltd. had initiated the suit and secured the injunction order against the Inspector General of Police, The Sector Commander, FIB Special Tactical Squad, Ikeja, and Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi.
Others covered by the order are ASP Tominiyi Adedayo of Property Fraud Section, Special Fraud Unit, Adamakin Investments & Works Limited, Mr. Akinfolabi Akindele, and Lagoon Park Global Resources.
According to Akindele, the impunity and carefree attitude being displayed by Masters Reality Intl Concepts Ltd are such that makes common man to lose hope in the judiciary.
“How can same person who initiated a suit to seek a redress still mobilise police to site to disobey the order he secured against us, the order which was adhered to by all the defendants as a respect to the rule of law.
“In the interest of justice, the judiciary should deploy the court sheriff to take over the disputed land (Alade Retail Market),” Akindele said.
He urged the Chief Judge of the state to salvage the image of the judiciary and restore hope and trust Nigerians have in judiciary in getting redress by sanctioning Masters Reality Intl Concepts Ltd.
Meanwhile, Masters Reality Intl Concepts Ltd had recently accused the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), of collaborating with the police to use forged documents to initiate criminal proceedings against its owner.
But the Ministry of Justice debunked the allegation, describing it as unfounded, false and a calculated attempt to manipulate and evade prosecution.
The Attorney General said the lie was concocted to forestall proceedings in a case of alleged forceful take-over of a land brought against him by the state.