Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday granted an order interim injunction restraining Lekki Gardens Estate Limited and Foreshore Waters Limited, from constructing, developing, building or carrying out any further construction, development or building activities in Osborne Foreshore Estate II, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Justice Oweibo gave the while ruling on an application filed by the Registered Trustees of Osborne and Foreshore Residents Association asking the court to halt the construction process on the properties situate at Block II Plot 2, Plot 7, Block 7, Plot 5, Block 6, Plot 17, Block 9, Plot 23, Block 9, Plot 17, Block 10, Plots 1A, 1B, 1C, Block 6, Plot 19, Block 6, Plot 12 and Block 6.
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Other areas of the estate affected by the ruling are Plot 9A, Block 6, Plot 14, and Block 11, Plot 2, Signature One on Royal Palm Drive, Signature Two, Le Chateau, Insignia and Foreshore Towers on Acacia Road within the Estate or any other properties currently being developed by the Respondents all within Osborne Foreshore Estate II.
Justice Oweibo restrained the two defendant applicants from predicating on any approvals granted by the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice for interlocutory injunction.
The court noted that upon reading the affidavit in support of the Motion Exparte for interim injunction and exhibits attached which were sworn to by the Administrative Manager of the Osborne Foreshore Phase II, Mrs Ifeoma Maduakor, it found merits in the prayer and granted the orders as prayed.
Earlier, while presenting the application in a suit number; FHC/L/CS/755/2021 before the court, the residents association counsel, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), argued that the actions of the defendants are against the policy of the estate as a residential territory.
The defendants in the suit are the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Lekki Garden Estate Limited, Foreshore Waters Limited and the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority.
At the proceeding on Thursday, the defendant failed to appear before the court to defend their position
Subsequently, the judge adjourned the matter till July 26 for the defence.
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