Magodo crisis: Supreme Court gives Lagos, Landlords Association deadline to settle out of court


Magodo residents locked out

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Lagos State Government and the Shangsha Landlords Association till November 6, 2023 to settle out of court over lingering Magodo estate crisis.

The Lagos State had approached the Supreme Court to seek clarification  and directives on the apex’s judgment which awarded 549 plots of land the already built Magodo Estate to the judgement creditors.

On 22 December, 2021, hundreds of Magodo were locked out of their estate by policemen who escorted landowners to enforce Supreme Court’s judgement after 38 years of dispute.

Stern-looking policemen took over the area in Mogodo to execute a Supreme Court judgement which had mandated the Lagos State Government to give back 549 plots of land it had fraudulently acquired over 38 years to them.

However, when the matter came up at the Supreme Court on Monday, counsel to the Lagos State Government sought for settlement of the matter out of court.

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Counsel to the Shangisha Landlord Association, Wale Olanipekun, SAN, told the court that the state government had told them that they want the matter to be settled out of court.

Based on that, the Supreme Court gave the parties nine days to show evidence that the matter had been settled out of court.

The apex court adjourned the matter to 6 November, 2023.



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