A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, presided over by Justice Nureni Kuranga, has given an order restraining the Kwara State government, its agents, privies, assigns and whosoever deriving or claiming the title from or under them from further interfering with Artee Industries Limited’s peaceful possession of the parcel of land covered by right of occupancy No. KW 17223, measuring 4.371 hectares and situated along Wahab Folawiyo (Unity) road, Ilorin.
The court also gave an order restraining the state government from continuing to trespass on the parcel of the land pending the determination of the substantive suit and or such further order or orders as the court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
A copy of the order of the suit No: KWS/322/21, which was made available to journalists on Thursday also granted an interlocutory injunction restraining both parties, the claimant (Artee Industries Limited) as well as the defendant, (the Kwara State Government) from doing anything further on the subject matter namely property covered by right of occupancy No. KW17223 measuring 4.371 Ha and situated along Wahab Folawiyo (Unity) Road Ilorin, Kwara State pending the determination of the case.
Justice Kuranga said, “This ruling is sequel to a motion on notice dated and filed on the 7th day of October 2021.
It is brought in pursuant to order 11 rule 2, order 12 rule 10 of the Kwara State High (Civil procedure) Rules and 2005 and under the inherent jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.
He added, “Upon a motion on notice, the supporting affidavit and written address filed on the 7th day of October 2021.
“And after listening to Ahmed Tafa for the claimants/applicants, moved the motion on notice and having read the affidavit and written address filed in support of the application and the court has ruled.
“It is hereby ordered that interlocutory injunctions is hereby granted by which restraining both parties, that is, Artee Industries limited’s as well as the defendant (Kwara State government) from doing anything further on the subject matter namely property covered by a right of occupancy No. KW17223 measuring 4.371 hectares and situated along Wahab Folawiyo, road Ilorin, Kwara State pending the determination of the case.”