The Joseph Adetonwa Oluguna family of Offin sagamu has accused the Sagamu Local Government of alleged illegal land allocation of part of their land to the Isale-Oko garage.
It was learnt by The Eaglesforesight that there’s a case on the said land, which has been taken to court since 2009 during the tenure of former Council Chairman, Honourable Daisi Akintan in a lawsuit case, “Mrs Folake Oluguna Fakunmoju vs Sagamu Local Government in Suit no:HCS/29/2017 on Isale-oko Garage”.
In the suit no:HCS/29/2017 filed on behalf of the Joseph Adetonwa Oluguna family by eminent justice, Development & Peace Commission (JDPC), and human rights lawyer, Lazarus A. Aladesua, Esq., the family is contending that; “the Local Government Chairman is incompetent to allocate their land to whatsoever purposes, without seeking the consent of the family or acquire the land legitimately from them.”
According to the petition titled, “AN APPEAL IN RESPECT OF THE ILLEGAL USE OF THE LAND BELONGING TO THE OLUGUNA FAMILY BY THE NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS AND ROAD TRANSPORT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION AT ISALE-OKO SAGAMU”, the Oluguna family in 2009 accused the then council Chairman for using his office to oppress the real owners of the land.
Informations gathered with verifiable documents sighted by our correspondent from the family and other sources claimed that; “sometimes in 1990, the National Union of Road Transport Workers Sagamu Branch and the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria, Sagamu Branch moved to the land claimed to be owned by Oluguna family at Isale-Oko and later converted the said land to motor park that’s today popularly known as Isale-Oko garage”.
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According to available informations gathered, The Eaglesforesight learnt that, “the family had made serial efforts to make the Association realize that the land belongs to Oluguna family and as such would need the consent or authority of the family to operate successfully on the said land.”
To further buttress their claims as the original owner of the land upon which the garage and other acclaimed land forcefully acquired by the Local Government, (Alhaji Musa Okanlawon vs Hon Daisi Akintan 1defendant & 2 defendant Sagamu Local Government in Suit no:HCS/234/2013), the family stated that when the council needed land to built health care centre, the family was the one who gave the piece of land in the year 2009 with expected compensation that was paid to a representative of the family, Chief Mrs. Irebowale Adekanbi with Sagamu LGA voucher number 385/Feb 2009.
“We hereby seek the attentions of the general public and the state government to call the Sagamu council chairman, Ogbeni Afolabi Odulate, to respect the court proceedings and stop whatever the Council wish to do on the land pending the time there will be Judgement on the land”, the family said.
October 5th, 2023, has been picked as a date for hearing of the case that has long since 2009 been filed.