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Minister, Proprietors of Stella Maris Schools, Others Defy Court Order

By Chinedu Aroh
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The court order retraining the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, the Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency, Mr Anyaneme and Mrs Anyaneme (proprietor and proprietress of Stella Maris Group of Schools) from further construction on Park 1066 in Durumi District in Abuja has been defied.

Recall that Nze Kanayo Chukwumezie, in a motion no: 6272\15 dated 16 April 2015, and filed on 17\04\2015 had approached a Federal High Court sitting at Jabi, Abuja, seeking to restrain the defendants from

developing the plot pending the determination of the case.

Justice OC Agbaza of Court no: 18, High Court of the FCT, Jabi did grant, “An order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants, either by themselves, their agents, assigns, servants, privies, or anybody however acting through or on their behalf from interfering, working, building, constructing or in any way trespassing in Park no: 1066, B02 (Durumi District) pending the determination of the substantive suit.”

The court also fixed the return date on 28\9\15. The court order was duly pasted on the ongoing work on the site, but checks reveal that the construction had continued unabated.

Nze Chukwumezie dragged the defendants to court in 2011 over what he described as ‘the highest land scams in the FCT’.

He said, “I got the allocation. I paid the fees running into a million naira plus. I did the verification. They asked me to get the site plan from Abuja Geographical Information System. The story changed there.

It was at AGIS that I was informed that the land had been given out to somebody else. I was shocked.”