Property Seizure: Retired Maj. General Sues Lagos Govt, Demands N8bn Damages

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A retired Major General of the Nigerian Army, Abdul Tijjani, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, against the Lagos State Government and seven others over the alleged injustice meted out to him by officials of the state.

Tijjani is challenging the state government for disobeying court order which directed it to return his landed property in the state to him after a period of an unlawful seizure.

The retired Major General in the suit filed before Justice Inyang Ekwo called on the court to order the Lagos State government and the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to pay him a cumulative compensation of N8 billion as damages for alleged injustice suffered in the hands of the officials.

Tijjani in the suit also pleaded with the judge to compel the National Judicial Council (NJC) to pay another sum of N100 million for alleged misconduct of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji, during the hearing of his matter.

The plaintiff asked the court to order the trial of Justice Faji for allegedly perverting the course of justice in his case.

Following the suit filed by the retired Major General, Justice Ekwom, fixed July 13 for hearing and ordered service of the processes on all the respondents.

The respondents are the NJC, Federal High Court, Nigerian Bar Association, Justice Faji, Kasheem Adeniji, Attorney General of the Federation, as well as Lagos State Government and its governor.

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