Lawyer, monarch ask Ogun Assembly to halt probe of land dispute | Dailytrust

Lawyer, monarch ask Ogun Assembly to halt probe of land dispute

A legal practitioner, Kole Nurudeen Oyedele and the Oniranniken of Iranike (Elewu Oku), Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Adewale Adeniji have asked the State House of Assembly to halt its ongoing probe into a land tussle, citing pending cases before the court on the matter.

The assembly through its Committee on Lands and Housing is currently probing disputed family land at Okerala village via Simawa, Sagamu.

The probe followed a petition written by the Olumeru Adeyemi Sodiya Family, Idarika Kaniyu Village through Agerige Village by Okerala farmland in Sagamu on the alleged threat to life and invasion levelled against the monarch.

The lawmakers had equally summoned the Oniranniken and directed him to produce all necessary documents including land title documents in his custody in relation to the landed property.

But Oyedele, representing the Oso-Edu Descendants’ family, Okerala village, told journalists that the monarch had appeared before the lawmakers, but appealed to them that further action be halted following pending suits before the court regarding the land tussle.

He expressed shock that despite informing and serving lawmakers of court processes regarding pending cases in court the lawmakers were hell-bent on going ahead with the probe.

The lawyer described the development as “legislative terrorism” and asked the assembly to back down in the interest of peace and respect for the court.

He said his client had in 2018 secured a court judgment, which validated their ownership of the land.

 

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