Estate Agent Denies Court Injunction


A Lagos-based estate agent, Chief Tesilimi Adeola Almaroof, yesterday dismissed the  claim of members of Ishoru family in Isolo, that there was a court injunction  restraining him from taking over the vast land belonging to the late industrialist,  Chief Emmanuel Ashamu at Oke-Afa, Lagos.

Describing the claim as misleading, mischievous and frivolous, Chief Almaroof argued  that there was no time he trespassed on the land, adding his presence on the land  was sequel to his appointment as credited attorney by the administrators of the  estate and confirmed by the estate’s counsel, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN).

To further prove his point, he stated that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos,  had in a lead judgement, delivered in suit CA/L/339/04, on 23 November, 2007,  dismissed a suit filed against him and six others in respect of the land by the  Ishoru family.

Justice Monica Bolna, and Dongban-Mensem, had, according to the certified copy of  the judgement, obtained by Daily Sun held that: “The learned trial judge having  found and held that the suit of the appellant as plaintiff constitutes an abuse of  process, the appropriate order to make was that of dismissal (Refer Onyeabuchi vs  Independent National Electoral Commission (2002) 8 WWLR Pt 769 P417) accordingly, no  miscarriage of justice was thereby occasioned to the plaintiff/appellants.

Two other justices of the court also gave their consents to the lead judgement.  Besides, various title deeds obtained by the late Chief Ashamu, the Supreme Court  had also declared him as the sole owner of the landed property.

Meanwhile, over 300 residents of the area at a meeting, held with Almoroof,  condemned Almoroof despite all his efforts.

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