9th December, 2010
Over 300 residents of Ashamu Estate, Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos State, have condemned theÂ alleged plot by some hoodlums to attack a Lagos-based estate agent/consultant, ChiefÂ Teslim Adeola Almaroof, over a landed property belonging to the late industrialist,Â Chief E. O Ashamu.
The residents made the declaration at a meeting held recently with Chief Almaroof atÂ Lillian Margaret Health Farm, located at Isheri Osun.
Commending the estate agent for his contributions to the community and the lessÂ privileged, the residents wondered why some people should plan to attack someone whoÂ has been of great importance to his community.
Some groups of people are currently being investigated by the police authorities inÂ Abuja over the incidence. They were alleged to have stormed the Ashamu estateÂ looking for Almaroof in a bid to attack him for not supporting them to re sell theÂ land which their forefathers had sold to the industrialist.
Meanwhile, Chief Almaroof had dismissed the claim of members of Ishoru family inÂ Isolo, that there was a court injunction restraining him from taking over the vastÂ land belonging to the late industrialist at Oke Afa, Lagos State.
Describing the claim as â€˜misleading, mischievous and frivolousâ€™, Chief AlmaroofÂ argued that there was no time he trespassed on the land. He said his presence on theÂ land was sequel to his appointment as credited attorney by the administrators of theÂ estate with the approval of the estateâ€™s counsel, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN.
To further prove his point, he stated that the court of Appeal, sitting in lagos hadÂ in suit CA/L/339/04, on 23rd November, 2007, dismissed a suit filed against him andÂ six others over the land by the Ishoru family.
Justice Monica Bolna and Dongban Mensem, had according to the judgment, held thus:Â â€œthe learned trial judge having found and held that the suit of the appellant asÂ plaintiff constitutes an abuse of process, the appropriate order to make was that ofÂ dismissal.
Besides various little deeds obtained by the Late Chief Ashamu, the Supreme CourtÂ had also declared hima s the sole owner of the landed property.