Land grabbing: Court bars Ajudua, PWAN PLUS from entering Umuisagba land in Ibusa as PWAN Plus staff arrested for trespass

Despite court injunctions restraining one Chief Fred Chijindu Ajudua and others from entering a portion of land situated at and known as Umusaigba Farm Land by Enugu Atakpo Ibusa, behind Asaba airport, video evidence shows staff and agents of PWAN PLUS allegedly flouting the court order and continued trespassing into the land.

In one of these videos, the agents were seen removing copies of enrolled order of injunction on the land and advertising same for sale to members of the public.

The PWAN PLUS continues to advertise and sell Heartland 8 by Cedarwood, a subject matter of litigation to unsuspecting members of the public.

Reports available to this newspaper revealed that staff of Property World Africa Network (PWAN Plus),  a real estate development firm and Heartland by Cedarwood operated by PWAN Plus have reportedly continued their trespass following the instruction of Chief Fred Ajudua which violates the court order.

Arising from the unlawful entrance, some staff of PWAN Plus have been reportedly arrested for violating the restraining injunctions of the court.

In the suit filed by Hush Homes as claimant, Chief Fred Ajudua, Delta state commissioner for lands, surveys and urban development and other persons are listed as defendants in suit number SUIT NO.A/247/2023 filed at the High Court of Justice in the Asaba judicial division.

In the restraining order dated 31/10/2023, the court restrained the defendants or their agents from entering the land situated in Oshimili North local government area measuring 46,327.810 square metres with survey plan number as 3285/DT/1594/2022 and bounded by beacons.

The court order restraints the defendants from planting beacons, crops, trees, plotting, surveying, leasing, letting, mortgaging or alienating in any manner or doing anything in the said land pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunctions.

Following the hearing, the court, presided over by Justice G.B. Briki-Okolosi, felt satisfied that the claimant has shown that he has legal right to the land and ought to be protected so as to allow the service of the motion on notice filed along with the substantive suit.

The court also ordered interim injunction restraining the defendants in terms on the relief claimed  on the order pending the determination of the motion on notice