Court fixes Feb 10 for Abacha family’s N1.2bn suit challenging Durbar Hotel demolition | Dailytrust

Court fixes Feb 10 for Abacha family’s N1.2bn suit challenging Durbar Hotel demolition

Durbar Hotel demolition
Durbar Hotel demolition

A Kaduna State High Court has fixed February 10, 2022 for hearing in the suit by Durbar Hotel PLC against the Kaduna State Government over alleged illegal demolition of the property.

Justice Hannatu Balogun fixed the date for the hearing.

The hotel, owned by the family of the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, had filed a suit over what it termed plans to take over the property despite pending appeal on the matter at the Supreme Court, which the state government filed challenging the verdicts of lower courts.

The hotel is demanding a declaration that it is the titleholder of the parcel of land on Muhammadu Buhari Way (Warf Road), Kaduna North, Kaduna State measuring about 5.378 hectares and covered by Kaduna State certificate of occupancy No 17789.

A declaration that the demolition of the plaintiff’s property situates and lying at General Certificate of Occupancy of 7th May 1990 by the Kaduna State government is unconstitutional, illegal, null, and void.

The hotel is also asking the court for an order of injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, servants, privies, and whosoever from transferring, assigning, or selling in any way part of the property.

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