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Ashamu Gets Landmark Judgment Over An Expanse Of Land – Naijanewsdirect

It’s yet another victory for the family of late Chief Emmanuel Oyedele Ashamu in court over a large expanse of land in Isolo area of Lagos.

 

According to the copy of the judgment made available to us the Ishoru family of Isolo sold their land to Chief E.O Ashamu, but the land sold covered part of the Ogbere family of Isolo land.
Hence, Alhaji Chief Yaya Erinfolami, representing himself and the Ogbere family of Isolo approached the High Court of Lagos to challenge the Ishoru family over the land.

 

Standing as the 1st defendant, Mr Jamiu Awoyemi, represented the Ishoru family, while Mr Tunde Ashamu, 2nd defendant and son of the late Chief E.O Ashamu, represented himself and all other children of Chief E.O Ashamu.

 

The principal member of the Ogbere family, Alhaji Yaya Erinfolami gave evidence for the claimant. He testified that the land in dispute belongs to his family. He stated that the Ogbere family and Ishoru family had for a long time been having disputes over a large expanse of farmlamd at Isolo which was occupied by the families. The Ogbere family were on the western side of the land, whilst the Ishoru family were on the eastern part.

 

In 1955, the Ogbere family instituted an action against the Ishoru family over the entire land occupied by both families in Suit No. 1/110/55 (RAIMI OTAPO & ORS VS SALAMI OWOYEMI). Hon. Justice JIC Taylor delivered judgement on 4th February, 1957 and dismissed the claims of the claimant. The judgment was confirmed by the Supreme Court in Suit No. FSC/223/61.

 

After the judgement, the Ishoru family continued on the eastern portion whilst the Ogbere family remained on the west. In 1970, the Ishoru family sold their land to Chief E.O Ashamu but apparently the land sold covered part of the Ogbere family land. Thereafter, Chief Ashamu approached Abudu Alli Olumokun and some members of the Ogbere family who purportedly signed a Deed of Assignment in favour of Chief E.O Ashamu over the area covered by the Ogbere family land. Chief Ashamu and the other members of the Ogbere family who sold the land derived their powers by virtue of a purported Power of Attorney dated 10th April, 1970.

 

Meanwhile, it was further gathered that by the Power of Attorney registered as 17/17/1314 the claimants sold and/or assigned their land to Chief E.O Ashamu their rights in the large piece of land covered by plan No T.46/1954, which includes the land being claimed by the claimants.
The judgment further maintained that, “in fact, the claimants sold the whole of the land being claimed by them in Suit 1/110/55 as shown in their survey plan 46/1954 to one Chief Emmanuel O. Ashamu.”

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