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Police begin investigation of sealing of oil depots

Police begin investigation of sealing of oil depots

Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, has launched an inquiry into the closing of various oil and gas terminals in Kirikiri Town, Lagos, as well as alleged land grabbing.

Already, an 82-year-old woman identified only as Adedoyin has been summoned for interrogation.

It was learned that the sealed space in question was the ancestral home of the Immore family, but that a substantial piece of it was supposedly sold to another family in 1919, who then sold it to other people who utilized it as a depot.

However, problems for the company’s owners were believed to have begun years later, when the land space was supposedly shut two months ago by people who sold the land to them.

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Following a Lagos State High Court judgment ruling the earlier sale between her family and the current owners void, the Octogenarian family shut the space.

The impacted companies told reporters yesterday that the sealing had harmed their businesses, and that the family that sold them the land was demanding N500 million from them in conjunction with the Court’s decision.

Expressing displeasure over the situation, one of the affected companies, Nakem Oil and Gas Limited, in a petition to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, AIG Ali Mohammed, through its lawyer, Muftau Nasir, said: “Our client was shocked to see that on August 8, 2023, their land was sealed up and their business was grounded by unknown persons and, upon further inquiry, our client discovered that it was the same set of people who sold the land to them that turned round to grab and seal it, based on, according to them, purported Consent judgment and Ruling of the High Court of Lagos State, obtained in the year 2014 and 2023, respectively, purportedly empowering them to re-enter the land and recover same from our client.

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