A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Craneburg Construction Company Limited, Oyo State Government, Fadi Khalil, Mohammed Abdul and Attorney-General of Oyo State, from interfering with the activities of ENL Consortium Limited on the East End Wing of the proposed Ibadan Circular Road.
Ruling on a motion filed by ENL Consortium Limited, Justice Enobie Obanor, held that “having carefully gone through the reliefs being sought in Motion No. M/8903/2022 and also having gone through their affidavit evidence and 7 exhibits in support annexed thereto as well as the written submission of counsel. The court is satisfied that the application is meritoriousand it is hereby granted and order made as prayed pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”
Justice Obanor gave an order of interim injunction restraining the defendants acting either by themselves or through their servants, agents, privies officials, staff, representatives or any other persons connected to them from further interference, disturbance,trespassing or any other action or conduct in like manner in the business of ENL Consortium.
The injunction restrains the five defendants from interfering with the activities of ENL Consortium in respect of a subsisting self-financing Concessionaire of the 32 kilometer East End Wing of the 107 kilometer proposed Ibadan Ring Road ( Ibadan Circular Road) under the terms of the concession agreement dated August 25, 2017, with Oyo State Government pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice in the suit pending before the court.
The court also granted leave to ENL Consortium to serve the originating processes in the suit being the writ of summons, statement of claim and other accompanied processes on Fadi Khalil and Mohammed Abdul at the registered address of Craneburg Construction Company Limited, situated at 1, Block 2, River Patoka Close, off Nile Street, Maitama, Abuja through any adult staff at the reception of the company.
The court further gave an order granting leave to the ENL Consortium to serve the orginating processes in the suit on Oyo State Government and the Attorney General of the state at their liaison office situated at Plot 77, Oyo House, 78 Ralph Shodeinde Street, Central Business District, Abuja.
According to Justice Obanor, he granted the motion exparte filed in July 2022 upon reading the affidavit of Engr Kola Aledare
filed in support of the application and after considering the submission of the counsel of ENL Consortium, B. J. Akomolafe, and finding the application meritorious.