Sylvester Idowu in Warri
Prince Ogbe family of Ugbuwangue in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State has dragged a Federal lawmaker, Hon. Daniel Renieyeju before a Warri High Court for illegal occupation of their land.
The applicants, Pa Peter Eburajolor, Major-General Missan Ogbe Femi (rtd.) and two others, had contended in the suit that the defendant, Hon. Renieyeju, who is representing Warri Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, illegally and forcefully occupied their land measuring approximately five (5) acres situated along Slaughter Road, Ugbuwangue Town in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
In the statement of claim filed by their counsel. Barrister J.O Kpedi, the applicants further averred that Prince Ogbe founded a large portion of land in Ugbuwangue by deforesting a large expanse of land which include the land now in dispute.
Consequently, the claimant/applicants are demanding for the sum of fifty million naira (N50m) as general damages for trespass adding that sometime in March 2016, the defendant (Hon Renieyeju) without the consent and authority of the claimants broke and entered the piece of land and started moulding blocks on the disputed land.
The applicants sought a declaration that they are entitled to a statutory right of occupancy in and over the piece of the land.
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