Demolition: Failure of defence respondents to file processes stalls Kaduna club suit

Failure of the defence respondents in a suit filed by four members of the Kaduna Club located along Muhammadu Buhari Way over the demolition and reallocation of the land belonging to the club by the state government has stalled the continuation of the trial at the Kaduna state High Court 1.

The suit which was slated for proof was again adjourned to 22nd January, 2023 to allow the defence respondents file their processes.

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Barrister Micheal Ogbonaya asked the court for another date since there were no statements tendered by the defence respondents.

The presiding judge, Justice Yakubu Badamasi obliged his request and adjourned the matter to 22nd January, 2023.

The members include Mahmoud Sule, Jibril Akaba, Mustapha A. Dandago and Abdulgafar Bello are seeking for an order restraining the defendants from further processing, maintaining and touching of the property.

They claim that 1st defendant did not comply with the extant Land Use Act in allocating the club land as there was no notice of revocation of title issued and no compensation paid to the club.

The defendants in the suit are the governor of Kaduna State, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaduna State Geographic Information (KADGIS), Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA), Incorporated Trustees of Kaduna Club, Thames & Hudson Architects Ltd, and Engineer Tijjani Abubakar who are 1st to 7th defendants in the suit.