Stop construction, court tells firm
Justice T.A.O Oyekan-Abdullahi has ordered Property Mart Real Estate Investment Limited to stop further construction work on its Grenadine Homes project located at Sangotedo, Lagos.
Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi gave the restraining order following a motion on notice filed by Complete Leisure Estate Nigeria Ltd alleging that Property Mart Ltd had trespassed on its parcel of land where the Grenadines Home project is located.
“An order of interim injunction be and same is hereby granted to the claimant/applicant restraining the defendant’s agents, privies, workmen and or servants from entering or further entering, occupying, developing and from further constructing any structure on any part or portion of the claimants 53.9 hectares of land covered by C of O dated May 6, 2015 and registered as no. 76/76/2015 lying and situated at Sangotedo, Eti Osa local government pending the final determination of this suit,” the judge held.
The judge made the order after hearing counsel for both parties, Lawal Pedro (SAN) for Complete Leisure Estate and Mr. Oshodi from Banwo & Igodalo for Property Mart on the motion on notice of the claimant.
Property Mart filed an appeal the same day the restraining order was granted, while Complete Leisure Estate has commenced contempt proceeding against the Managing Director of Property Mart for continuing with construction work at location.
In the substantive suit, Complete Leisure Estate Nigeria Ltd claimed that the ongoing Grenadines Homes project was a trespass on its property as it had at no time sold or leased any of part of the land where the project is located to Property Mart.
Meanwhile the substantive suit between Complete Leisure Estate Nigeria Ltd and Property Mart at the Lagos High Court has been adjourned to October 31, 2017 for hearing.