Vanguard (Lagos)

12 February 2013

Nigeria: Chieftaincy Tussle - Family Asks Court to Enforce Order

Lagos — FAMILY head of Oshodi Tapa chieftaincy family, Pa Fatai Oshodi and a member of the family, Dr. Mustapha Oshodi, have filed a fresh suit against some members of the family, seeking to enforce an earlier ruling of the court.

Defendants are Chief Babatunde Oshodi, Alhaji Rasaq Tolani Oshodi, Alhaji Sura Oshodi and Mr. Victor O. Otuyemi, a lawyer, who were dragged to court for allegedly disregarding the consent judgment delivered by Justice Ojikutu Oshode on December 16, 2010.

In the judgment, the court had ordered the defendants to vacate Iga Oshodi and stop parading themselves as custodian of the Oshodi Tapa chieftaincy family and as council executive members.

In the fresh suit, the applicants are praying the court, to direct the Deputy Sheriff to enforce the consent judgment entered into by the parties dated December 15, 2010 and delivered by Justice Oshode (rtd.) on the December 16, 2010."

They also want the court to compel the defendants to render account of the proceeds of the family property and to vacate the Iga Oshodi, the family house within seven days.

-An order leveling execution on the defendants jointly and severally in default of compliance with the judgment of this honorable court.

-An order, mandating Dr. Mustapha Oshodi to take over the control of the council executive of the Oshodi Tapa chieftaincy family and management of Iga Oshodi forthwith.

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