Company Seeks Court’s Intervention Over Alleged Encroachment Of Land In Zaria

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 By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria


The Kaduna State High Court 1, sitting at Dogarawa Zaria has fixed May 25 for further mention on the case of a land dispute between Ahmeco Nigeria Limited against Alhaji Maigwanjo and others.
On March 1, the company and its proprietor, Alhaji Ahmed Chikaji (a.k.a  Dan Bahausa) approached the court for a declaration of title over two pieces of land measuring 0.75 hectare and 0.675 hectare as shown on Zaria sheets eight and 14.
The land has certificate of occupancies numbers 21871 and 21869 both dated Dec. 14, 1992.
The plaintiffs through their counsel, Dr. Mohammed Jibril also prayed to the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from trespassing into the land.
He also prayed for the payment of N5m as damages for demolishing the fence of the land and carting away  building materials on the land and N2m as general damages.
However, at the resumed hearing of the case, counsel for the plaintiffs, Jibril told the court that the defendants through their counsel, Messr. A. U. Hajji and Associates  filed counter affidavits which required their response. 
“My Lord, in the circumstances we apply for adjournment to enable us file further and better affidavit,” he said.
The defendants counsel, A. U. Hajji did not opposed to the plaintiffs application for adjournment.
He added that they have identified the persons unknown and they would bring them before the court, adding that they are over 500 people.
The presiding judge, Justice Kabir Dabo, said it was important to identify the parties before the case proceeds. 
He therefore, adjourned the matter until May 25 for further mention to enable the defendants name the unknown persons for proper identification of the parties.

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