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Property Demolition: Hon Abiru Appears In Court

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Akin Olayemi
…Case Adjourns To December 18
At a resumed hearing of a case bordering on alleged demolition of property proffered against politician and Chief Whip of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Abiru by High chief Kehinde Kalejaiye at the Lagos High Court sitting in Lagos, for the first time since the commencement of the hearing, Hon Abiru appeared in person before Hon. Justice Alakija.
It would be recalled a traditional head, High Chief Kehinde Kalejaiye dragged Hon Abiru, a lawmaker representing Somolu constituency 11 at the Lagos State House of Assembly to Lagos High Court before Justice Alakija over an alleged demolition of his property where counsel to Hon Abiru prayed the court to explore Compulsory Management Committee, CMC.

In her judgment, Justice Alakija adjourned and requested for the physical presence of Hon Abiru on October 23.

On the adjourned date, Hon Abiru in spite of his busy State’s schedule appeared in court where his counsel prayed the honourable court for an extension of the CMC.

Speaking to newsexplorersng.com, counsel to High Chief Kalejaiye, Barr Kayode Ajala said that the ruling by the defendant was in order as he said there were no objections to it from his side.

Meanwhile, the claimant, High Chief Kehinde Kalajaiye has described the presence of Hon. Abiru as submission to the rule of law.

He said, “The presence of Hon Abiru at the hearing is a step in the right direction. It suggests that no man is above the law. The court requested for the physical presence of the politician because mediation is impossible without the presence of both parties.

The implication of this is that issues between both parties would soon be resolved through mediation by the honourable court.
While stating that the case has been adjourned to December 18, counsel to High chief Kalejaiye, Barr Kayode Ajala has expressed confidence in the judiciary, as he said justice will be served in due cause.

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