By Donald Iorchir
Azman Oil chief executive officer, Alhaji Abdulmunafi Yunusa Sarina, and a lecturer at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Dr Olorungbemi Toyin, appeared in court over an alleged fraudulent land matter between him and the community.
The case was mentioned on Thursday, last week, before Justice Abubakar M. Talba of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Gudu.
When the case came up, the counsel to the defendant and plaintiff were all in court and accepted that both parties were served.
Counsel to the plaintiff, Momoh who briefed journalists after the mentioning, said the matter was brought to court following the failure of the defendant to tread the path of fairness in selling the land.
The land located at Sa’ Gbagyi under Dutsen Alhaji in Bwari area council was original owned by one Yahaya Egbunu, but was sold out by the defendant, Olorungbemi Toyin, without proper consent of the owner.
The Sa’ Gbagyi community leader, Musa Giwa, who was present at the court when the matter was mentioned, said there was a breach of trust by the defendant.
He said the defendant denied them, the community and the representative, Mr. Yahaya Egbunu, their compensations which they had agreed on prior to the sale of the plot for commercial purposes.
Egbunu and the community said all their efforts to resolve the matter in Bwari area council, where the case was first reported, failed due to the failure of the defendant to obey instructions.
The case has been adjourned till February 15, 2018, for hearing.