Land Grabbing: Coalition Petitions Attorney General, Others, Calls For Justice For 88 Year-Old Bisi Gbolade

Coalition for Human Rights and Social Justice has called on the Chief Justice of the federation, Tanko Mohammed, and the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami to institute an accelerated hearing at the Supreme Court in other to grant justice to 88 year-old Bisi Gbolade whose land located on 21/22 Oroleye Crescent, Opebi in Ikeja Lagos, has been forcefully taken from her by some faceless elements.

The group in a statement on Thursday through its publicity secretary, Com Enya Peters noted that it has become expedient to join in since the matter is now in the court of public opinion and can degenerate into chaos.

First trespass on the land by some members if the Kuyesi Awushe family happened in 1991 while madam Bisi has been in court and won her case even at the appeal. 

The group further called on the Attorney General, the Chief Justice and other well-meaning Nigerians to act as the rule of law is under threat and the plaintiff is aged.

Meanwhile the 88-year-old Mrs Bisi Gbolade said that her desire is to see the land returned to her before her death.

She narrated her ordeal and said that the alleged intruders ignored all courts and her pleas and went ahead to build on one side of the land and have been enjoying rent on it.

In the views of Coalition for Human Rights and Social Justice the matter as it is, is no longer a personal issue as it bothers around the adherence to the rule of law and in the court of public opinion and a call to sanitize the judiciary in Nigeria.

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