Court Restrains Pastor Paul Adefarasin, His Church From Trespassing On A Land Belonging To A Businessman


Justice Adebisi Akinlade of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere has restrained popular Lagos Pastor, Paul Adefarasin, and his church, House on the Rock, from trespassing on a land belonging to businessman, Gerald Chukwueke.

The judge granted the interim injunction after hearing a motion ex-parte filed on behalf of Chukwueke and four others by their counsel, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), seeking to bar Adefarasin and his church from further trespassing on a land located in Lekki area of the state. Others claimants in the suit are Chinelo Chukwueke, Mrs. Martha Chukwueke, Germaine Logistics Limited and Germaine Auto Centre Limited. They are seeking the sum of N800 million as damages for the trespass. 

Other defendants in the suit, apart from Pastor Adefarasin, are the Incorporated Trustees of the Rock Foundation, the Registrar of Titles, Lagos State Land Registry and the Attorney General of the state.

Specifically, Justice Akinlade restrained the defendants, their servants, agents or privies from demolishing or removing any structure whatsoever be they temporary or permanent on the claimants premises located at plots 15, 16, 17 and 18 located at 188 Ikate, Lekki.

The court also barred the defendants from commencing any development, construction, building or erecting any structure whether temporary or permanent in any manner whatsoever on the land. The judge also restrained the defendants from selling, mortgaging the disputed land or pledging it as security in any manner or form.

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