Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Kamba has stated his intentions to imprison Barr Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister. Additionally, the Abuja developer plans to file a lawsuit against the Director of the Development Control for exceeding his powers.
Recently, the Federal Capital Development Authority destroyed a partially constructed duplex at Plot 226, Cotonou Street, Wuse Zone 6. They claimed that the property, allegedly owned by Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Kamba, was situated on someone else’s land without proper ownership documentation.
However, in a press release issued by his attorney, Okechukwu C. Uju-Azorji, the developer announced their decision to take legal action against the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. They accuse the minister of misusing the processes of the FCT High Court.
The developer vehemently asserts that the disputed plot rightfully belongs to their client’s predecessor, who had constructed a guest house on the plot and collected rent for over 25 years. Eventually, the predecessor sold the property and transferred possession to the current owner.
“Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Kamba in turn bought the property during the lifetime of the original allottee, Oyebade Lipede.
“When our client commenced the development of the plot including the renovation of the existing guest house, a certain Abuja based legal practitioner took out a Direct Criminal Complaint against our client at the Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja for trespass, claiming that the property belonged to Oyebade Lipede, the late Alake of Egbaland. The suit was dismissed on 1/9/2020 with the Grade 1 Area Court Judge specifically urging the parties to refer the matter to FCT High Court since it has become issue of title to land.
‘’Rather than bring an action in court for declaration of title to the land, the said Abuja based legal practitioner was busy approaching different segments of the Federal Capital Territory Administration where it has become obvious that he enjoyed the cooperation of some persons, who unfortunately bought into his narrative that the plot belonged to the late Alake of Egbaland.”
The statement added that they would join the Director of Development Control of the FCTA to the pending suit for abuse of office.