- The Elegushi of Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, Obas Saheed Elegushi has appealed to the police to suspend a probe on a property involving him
- Elegushi made the plea through his counsel over a fundamental rights case reported by a property firm
- The monarch said the suspension of the investigation would allow the court to determine the case appropriately
Oba Saheed Elegushi, the Elegushi of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, has written a letter to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the commander, Commander, IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS), DCP Yusuf Kolo, over a fundamental human rights suit.
Legit.ng reports that the monarch urged the police to suspend further investigations on a case reported by a property firm, pending the determination of suit no: LD/100844MFR/2020, before the court.
Oba Elegushi, who spoke through his lawyer, Bandele Omotayo and Co. and signed by Adeparusi Omotayo, appealed to the police to put on hold the investigation into the property which is pending before the court.
In a letter addressed to the chairman, Police Service Commission (PSG), Oba Elegushi urged the IGP and the attorney-general and commissioner of justice in Lagos state, said it is on record that the commission was served personally the fundamental human rights enforcement processes on December 10, 2020.
The statement read:
“This is apart from the fact that the office of the Inspector-General of Police was served on the same day. Refer also to the earlier letter served on you with the attached copy of the fundamental human rights court processes intimating you of the process filed and the effect of the suits.
“In suit no/LD/167/2008: Bela Vista Properties and Development Company Ltd, pending at the Lagos State High court, LD/225/96: Apostle Sablon Harrison Ikuegbowo and others vs A.G Lags State, Elegushi property investment co. Ltd, seven and five others now subject of appeal at the court of appeal, Lagos’
“And the certified true copy (CTC), of the Police investigation, reports reference number CB: 4099/X/ADM/ANNEX/TM9/VOL 42, dated March 5, 2018, and CB: 4099/X/ ADM/ANNEX/TM9/VOL 42/41 and March 26, 2018, with the covering letter of Compol legal, Abuja, dated December 5, 2019, with reference number CR: 3000/X/LEG/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/236, and the recent legal advice dated January 14, 2021.
The letter further stated that:
“As a lawyer, I believe you are aware that when a case is subjudice, particularly cases that bother on enforcement of fundamental human rights of citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all actions shall be put on hold pending the determination of the suit. This is notwithstanding the legal advice dated January 14, 2021 to the Inspector-General of Police on the same effect. “We, therefore, advised our clients to wait for the determination of the suits in court as it is the dictate of the law.
“We do hope you too shall abide by the legal advice and respect the law of our land by putting on hold all actions regarding the subject matter, pending the determination of all suits in court, in particular the fundamental human rights suit instituted against you personally.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that barely three days after the selection of kingmaker and elders of Iruland, the 15th Oniru of Iru kingdom, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, was presented with the staff of office by the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
It was reported that Oba Lawal was handed the staff of office by Governor Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, June 7.