Suspected land speculators evicted from a parcel of land belonging to a businesswoman, Mrs Uju Ohanenye, have again occupied the property located at Emene, Enugu, Enugu State.
Ohanenye explained that an Enugu High Court had in a judgment dated February 6, 2018, confirmed her ownership of the land and also ordered the eviction of the illegal tenants on the two-hectare land located in the Emene Industrial Area of Enugu.
The lawyer further disclosed that the Chief Magistrates’ Court 2, Enugu, in its order dated November 27, 2020, also ruled that the property belonged to her.
She tendered the court judgments awarding the land to her as well as the proceedings in the two cases.
Ohanenye informed newsmen in Abuja on Monday that the illegal occupants boasted that they would use their connection with the Enugu State Chief Judge, Priscilla Emehelu, to dispossess her of the property.
She stated, “They have been boasting that they will use their connection with the Enugu Chief Judge to take over the land and that no judge can do anything to them as they are highly connected.
“I have won several court cases in respect of the land; the last being the Enugu Chief Magistrates’ Court, which adjudged me the owner of the property after I tendered various documents.
“After we evicted the trespassers – a man and his wife – they have again returned to the land. They broke the padlock on the gates, erase the inscriptions on the walls and the gates ordered by the court and are now occupying the land.”
Ohanenye, who is the Managing Director of KENUj Investments Limited, advised Emehelu not to get involved in the illegality being perpetrated by her adversaries just as she pleaded with Nigerians to come to her aid by ensuring that justice prevailed in the matter.
But when asked if she had any relationship with the trespassers, Emehelu asked our correspondent to address his inquiries to the Chief Registrar, Enugu High Court.
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