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Ekiti State Airport Project Cancelled As Displaced Land Owners Win Legal Battle Against Fayose

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Ekiti State Airport Project Cancelled As Displaced Land Owners Win Legal Battle Against Fayose

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March 24, 2016 – Ekiti State Airport Project Cancelled As Land Owners, Farmers Win Legal Battle Against Fayose, Court Says Governor’s Forceful Land Takeover Is Unconstitutional

Fayose Ordered To Pay N5Million To Farmers Over Damage To Crops & Cocoa Trees

Fayose’s hope of building the first airport in Ekiti state has suffered a huge setback as displaced land owners and plantation farmers have secured a major court victory.

The judicial hammer fell on the airport project, which has generated controversies even before the foundation stone is laid.

An Ado-Ekiti High Court yesterday ruled that the forcible takeover of the land for the project and the destruction of economic trees, crops and buildings were unconstitutional, unlawful, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

Justice Bamidele Omotoso ordered the payment of N5 million as general damages to the claimants for the loss they suffered for the damage of their crops and economic trees.

The embattled farmers and land owners had sought N650 million as general damages in their motion on notice.

The claimants are Faluyi Ayeni and eight others who sued for themselves and on behalf of land owners and farmers of Iwajo, Aso Ayegunle Farm Settlement on Ado-Ijan Road.

The defendants are Fayose (first), Commissioner for Works (second), Commissioner for Lands and Housing (third) and Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice (fourth).

Justice Omotoso held that the purported revocation of the right of occupancy of the claimants to their land was unconstitutional, unlawful, illegal, null and void and of no effect.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Maryf

    March 24, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    Very good. I wonder why illiterates are being elected to rule a whole state. What do you think would become of the people of such state? How can Fayose think of taking peoples lands just like that? If they say ‘governments owns and rule state’, does that give him the idea that every land and its properties belong to him (government) and so the government can just wake one morning and decides to work on the land with settling the land owners.

  2. Sesan Israel

    March 24, 2016 at 6:36 AM

    God judgement but how much 5 million to the damage, this crooks should pay dearly for abuse of office

  3. ademola dasola

    March 24, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    Gud judgement

  4. Precious

    March 24, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    I wonder why most people think they can always win even when they know the truth

  5. Amazon

    March 24, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    But he should have settled them before taking their land

  6. sola olaniyi

    March 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Good

  7. Metu Nyetu

    March 24, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Fayose the Radical! Nawa to you o. Those men you wanted to forcefully take over their lands, are they APC members? Why did you want to be wicked to them?

  8. Olanrewaju

    March 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Congratulations to the winner.

  9. John Emeka

    March 24, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    D amount charged is too small 2 d damages, sometimes self dis judge and court issue do funny me

  10. D Hunter

    March 24, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    I lk Fayose outspoken spirit even in d face of intimidation bt if diz report is true, den i do nt go wt him on diz at all.

    Its true dat the intention was aimed at bringing abt Development 2 d state bt dos land wt economic tress he seized 4rm dos farmers were heritage bequeated 2 dem by dia gr8 gr8 ground fadas, n they hope 2 pass it on 2 dia children 4 d benefit of posterity.

    Nw u just appear 4rm smwhr, ascend 2 power only 2 grab dis ancestral heritage 4 some airport projects? A means many of dem may neva hv d privilage 2 even travel by?

    The judge did nt also help matters much bc 2 tink of compensating dem wt a meagre N5M is lk killing somebodys cow n paying bk wt a chicken. Its nt fair Sir.

    To prove dat I am a Hunter, I hv 2…

    #continuemystrolling#

  11. Omokehinde

    March 24, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Hello Dr Hunter, your comment is always on point. But on a serious note, how can any reasonable, normal, and competent governor embark on such huge project when 3 to 4 months salaries and arrears of state workers are not yet paid? This is a clear case of misplaced priority by the Area boy turned governor of my state. How can a reasonable governor bullied the rightful owners of land without negotiation, took possession of their property for public use when the money is not available for such project? Some people are here claiming to love Fayose just because he can’t control his tongue against a democratically elected president from opposition party, but if they go to Ekiti state and see the conditions of the state among all the Southwest states, they will seize to support that fool. A state governor should mind only the business of his or her state, security, economic growth, and general wellbeing of all the residents of the state. In the aspect, Fayose is a total failure. He is the best at vommitting rubbish words, lies, rumors, and falsehood against PMB.

  12. my lady

    March 24, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    NAWAOO

  13. Edu1

    March 25, 2016 at 6:30 AM

    @ metu nyetu u should go and tell buhari now, fayose i lyk ur styl keep it up may god continue blessing 4 d construction of d airport amen god bless u sir.

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