A legal firm known as Penguin Attorney has petitioned Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun over non-challant of his Commissioner for Housing, Chief Jamiu Jagunmolu to adhere to court judgement ordering him to pay the debt of N30 million, owing a cooperative society based in Abuja.
Penpushing reports that, the petition dated August 3, 2022 which was signed by Barrister Akindele Orimolade on behalf of the plaintiff, Cafon Builders, a cooperative society said the High Court of Justice on February 7, 2020 ordered that, CO2 Property and Investment Company owned by Jagunmolu to refund N30 million being the outstanding balance payment for the development of Housing Estate in Lugbe, Abuja
The petition added that, the court also ordered the defendant to pay 5% interest per annum to Cafon Builders from the date of judgement, until the debt is fully liquidated, but the commissioner has turned deaf ears to the judgment till date, stressing that his non-challance is making life unbearable for the plaintiff.
‘We are solicitors to the CAFON Builders, a Cooperative Society in Abuja, hereinafter referred to as ‘our client’. On behalf of our clients, we write this petition and humbly wish to draw your attention to the grave injustice being perpetrated by one of your commissioners, Chief Jangumolu Jamiu Akande Omoniyi, the alter ego of CO2 Property & Investment Co Limited against our clients’, the petitioner told Abiodun
‘In a judgement delivered on the 7th day of February, 2020 by His Lordship, Hon Justice KN Ogbonnaya of the High Court of Justice, Federal Capital Territory, Kubwa, between Cafon Builders Vs CO2 Property & Investment Co Limited suit number FCT/HC/753/2020 where His Lordship ordered the defendant , CO2 Property & Investment to pay/refund to our clients, the sum of Thirty Million Naira only (N30,000,000.00) being the outstanding balance payment for the development of the Housing Estate-Plot 157 %158, Lugbe, Abuja’, the petition explained
‘The court also ordered the defendant to pay our client 5% interest per annum on the judgement sum from the date of the judgement (17th June, 2020) until the debt is fully liquidated,the copy of the said judgement is hereby attached for your findings’, Orimolade wrote
‘Sir, it appears that the Hon Commissioner is determined to make life unberable for our clients as inflation is eroding the value of the judgement debt. We have advised our clients not to make this case a media issue because the Hon Commissioner’s refusal to obey court judgement could be seen by the uninformed and opponents of the the state government as the official position of the state government’
‘We sincerely appeal to you sir, to intervene in this wicked , inhuman and callous treatment of our clients. In the alternative, we appeal to you sir, to relieive him of his current position,so that our clients can recover the judgment debt formally without referring to him as an Honourable Commissioner in your administration. We are most grateful for your kind and timely intervention in the matter’, Orimolade stated
Penpushing further reports that, when contacted for response over the allegations, the Commissioner said his company as at August 3, 2022 made payment of N2million to the plaintiff, Cafon Builders, explaining that the payment was in addition to earlier payment, making a total sum of N14million as at the time of filing this report
The letter captioned, ‘Update on Refund to Cafon’ which was signed by Haruna Umar on behalf of the company secretary said on the balance, the plaintiff should exercise patient, adding that the management would not do anything to jeopardize existing relationship between the two organisations
‘We write to forward the herewith attached evidence of further payment of Two Million Naira (N2, 000,000), only to CAFON now making the total of N14,000.000 already defrayed, Jagunmolu stated in the letter
‘While hoping forward to do more with regards to the balance, we indulge your understanding and forbearance towards fulfilment of our obligation. It is also on record that we have come a long way and would not give an iota of opportunity to anything that would jeopardize the existed and existing cordial relationship between us
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