Oyo State High Court strikes out N2billion suit against Nigerian Baptist Convention, others

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The  Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has struck out a suit of N2 billion and 404.34 hectares of land against the Registered Trustees of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and others who are defendants.

Penpushing reports that the suit, number I/288/2018 instituted at the court by Ramoni Fakorede and 29 others as claimants against the Registered Trustees of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and 30 others as defendant was struck out by Justice O.M. Lagunju on 6th of January 2021 at court 5, Ring road, Ibadan.

The claimants had on 14th of March, 2018 instituted the action at Oyo State High Court, Ring road against 31 defendants claiming that the defendants should pay N2billion for an act of continuous trespass committed on a parcel of land situated at Idi-Ishin Area, Ibadan which portion measuring about 404.74 acres of land and a jurisdiction.

Penpushing further reports that Barrister Samuel Ogunjimi of Niyi Ogunjimi and Co, who was the Counsel to the 19th defendant, the Registered Trustees of the Nigeria Baptist Convention on 9th of April filed a notice of preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court on limitation of action and an abuse of court process among others.

There was no response to the notice of preliminary objection served on the claimants and this led to the withdrawal of the case by the claimants counsel and the striking out of the entire suit at the hearing of the case.

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