The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba is currently trying to unravel how a judgement car worth about N50 million got missing from the custody of the court.
Towards this, the Chief Judge has set up a committee to unravel the misery. The car is a bullet proof Nissan Maxima (3.5SE) with registration No BQ 775 AGL seized from the judgment debtor in the suit no. MIK/22/19/11, between Lati Gomes and Princess Bola Jegede.
Justice Alogba set up the committee following a petition written by Princess Bola Jegede, Proprietress of A-Z International College.
The then Head of Deputy Sheriff Section, Lagos, Mrs Julie Abieyuwa Anabor, who is now a judge at the Code of Conduct Tribunal had on March 28, 2013, executed the judgment against the judgement debtor pursuant to judgment delivered on June 28, 2012.
Executing the judgement, Justice Anabor impound two Toyota Hummer school bus and a bullet proof Nissan Maxima. The Proprietress in a series of letter written to the present Chief judge, stated that the parties had since settle their differences as the judgment creditor and debtor reached compromise on their positions.
Judgment debtor had then asked the Deputy Registrar to release the properties as stated in the attached copy of inventory and released same to the rightful owner in compliance with the order of the court.
The Chief Magistrate F. A. Azeez had in a suit deliver judgement over rent of property between the trustees of the estate of honourable Justice T.S Gomes and Princess Bola Jegede wherein court ordered defendant to pay the sum of N9 million as arrears of rent from January 2005 to 2008 and January 2009 to 2010.
However, the defendant couldn’t pay the debt which thereafter led to the execution of the Judgment, before both parties were able to settle the rift.
Mrs Anabor had released the two school buses with registration no UF 129 KJA and UF 128 KJA but refused to release the Nissan Maxima (3.5SE) of registration no BQ775 AGL.
The School Proprietress has through his lawyer, Mr Yemi Omodele in a letter dated October 14, 2020 to the Deputy Sheriff to release the remaining one vehicle, Nissan Maxima car in the interest of justice as the last hope of common man. Investigations revealed that she authorised the release of the bullet proof vehicle from the Strabag warehouse, Ikeja.
The committee set up by the Chief Judge is yet to complete its assignment.