New Ogbomoso Market: Court grants injunction against abattoir/meat-sellers section

New Ogbomoso Market: Court grants injunction against abattoir/meat-sellers section




An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomoso Monday has stopped further construction of structures at abattoir/meat-sellers section at the new Ogbomoso Ultramodern Market pending the determination of the substantive suit.


Granting the relief sought in suit no: : HOG/22/2024, Justice K.B. Olawoyin stated, “Having read the Motion ex-parte praying for an order of interim injunction, the affidavit filed in support thereof (inclusive of affidavit of urgency) and the Written Address and having heard the Claimant’s/Applicant’s Counsel in open Court in respect of the Application, I am satisfied that the Application has merit, particularly having regard to the deposition in paragraphs 6-25 of the affidavit in support and Exhibits A-C attached thereto; paragraphs 4-21 of the affidavit of urgency and paragraph 5 of the Further Affidavit.


“Accordingly, the application succeeds and an order of Interim Injunction is hereby granted as prayed in Prayer 1 of the application.” reports a firm, J.A. Ladeji & Sons (Nig) Ltd, went to court recently to challenge what it claimed is illegal occupation of the new abattoir/meat-sellers section of the new market, opposite NNPC filling station/back of WAZOBIA Market, on the old Ogbomoso/Ilorin road, LAUTECH area, filing an originating summons for “repossession” of the parcel of land, whose size is put at 1.875 hectares.


The meat-sellers were recently relocated to the market from Ojatuntun area and are just settling down; however, the suit listed “unknown persons” as the defendants, while urging that “any person occupying the premises who is not named as a Defendant by this summons may apply to the Court personally to be joined as a Defendant. If a person occupying the premises does not attend personally or by Legal Practitioner at the time and place above-mentioned, such order will be made as the court may think just and expedient.”


The plaintiff thus prayed for “an order of interim injunction by imposition of status quo on the parties, i.e., the Plaintiff and the Defendants/Respondents (Persons unknown) either by themselves, agents or privies or anyone acting in conjunction with them from further constructing on the land, situate, lying and being along llorin Road Ogbomoso Oyo State which each covers an area of approximately 1,875 hectares delineated on Survey Plan No. EBS 7691 embedded in the Certificate Statutory Right of Occupancy dated 5th February, 1991 and Registered as No. 34 at Page 34 in Volume 2357 at the Lands Registry, Ibadan, issued in the name of the Plaintiff, pending the determination of the application for interlocutory injunction and for such order or orders as Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstance.”


The judge affirmed the merit of the case saying, “Upon reading the Claimant’s/Applicant’s said Motion Ex-parte and Affidavit duly sworn by Mr. Adedeji Ololade Adeyemo … filed at High Court Registry, Oke Ado, Ogbomoso on 6/5/2024 … and after hearing K. W. Bankole Esq, Counsel to the Claimant/Applicant in the absence of the Defendants,” and ordered so ordered the prayers.


The motion on notice is consequently fixed for hearing May 20 while the hearing of substantive case is f

ixed for June 25.

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