Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos High Court, has given an order restraining His Royal Highness, Oba Abideen Akanbi Durosimi, from selling or collecting rents or harassing the entire Osolu family in Irewe land, Ojo Local Government area of Lagos state over any of their properties.
Justice Dada made the order of Interlocutory Injunction pending the determination of a suit delineated BD/76/2012 filed by Prince Bolaji Oyefolu and seven other claimants/applicants through their counsel, Mr. O. Adenekan for the Osolu family.
Other claimants in the suit are Mr. Timothy Ajiboye, Chief Rasaki Odunewu, Mr. Shefiu Olatunde, Prince Akeem Oyefolu, Chief Afolabi Giwa, Princes Abu Oyefolu and Shamsideen Durosimi.
The court granted the plaintiff’s prayer after hearing a Motion on Notice dated February 27, 2015, supported by an affidavit in support on March 2, 2015, deposed by Mr. Ajiboye and the claimants’ counsel’s application of February 27, 2015 which was not opposed by defence counsel, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Jimoh.
The court ruled that the defendant or his agents and privies were restrained from further dissipating, selling, leasing the properties “and from further collecting royalties and rents from tenants in respect of Coconut Farm Beach, huts and houses.”
The order also covers leases, dredging sites, sand excavation sites, debtors and “any other monies payable to the Osolu family in respect of the Osolu properties.”
Justice Dada further directed the registrar of the court or any neutral person(s) to enter the properties and collect royalties, rents and other monies payable to the Osolu family in respect of the properties at Irewe land and pay same into an Escrow account for the family “till the determination of this suit.”
The court adjourned the case till October 10, 2016