Saturday, April 19, 2014

Farmers seek court order to retain ownership of ancestral land

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High court

The farmers do not want to part with their ancestral inheritance.

Fifteen farmers on Monday urged the FCT High Court, Gwagwalada, Abuja, to restrain one Marcus Pakai from acquiring 15 hectares of land.

Their counsel, Isah Aliyu, told the court that the land situated at Chingwa, Old Kutunku in Gwagwalada, rightfully belonged to the plaintiffs as it was passed on to them by their forefathers about three decades ago.

He said his clients wanted an order of the court to restrain the defendant, his agents, servants, privies or anybody under his instruction, from disturbing their peaceful ownership of the land.

Mr. Aliyu added that his clients are also demanding N10 million as general damages and N250,000 as cost of instituting the suit.

The 15 farmers, operating under the Nasara Fadama Group Farmers’, Old Kutunku, are Muhammed Rabiu, Rabiu Usman, Sani Mai Hankali, Sule Zakariya, Ishaku Musa and Tasiu Dauda.

Others are Ali Sokoto, Hassan Husseni, Musa Rabiu, Salisu Iliyasu, Tanimu Umaru, Auwalu Rabiu, Bawa Abubakar and one Faruk.

Justice Balami Mwada adjourned the case to January 2 for hearing.

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