…as community leaders head to court
Kwara state Governor, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kwara state University and the traditional monarch of Osi has been summoned to court over the proposed site for the Kwara state University.
The suit will be coming up for hearing on the 9th March, 2017 before Hon Justice T.S Umar of the Ilorin High Court.
The claimants are: Oba J.O Ayeni of Alara of Isare-Opin, Rev. Surveryor S.A Alabi, Oba Joseph A. Ayodele, Ahaji Hassan Amuda, Chief Micael Oni Adebayo, Chief Raphael Adebayo, Oba F.A Daramola, Mr. Afred Segun Ajayi, Oba J.C Bamidele, Chief J.B Ayeni, Oba Ezekiel Abioldun and Sunday Afolayan.
Hence, they have claimed against the defendants that the 2000 hectares of land acquired for the proposed Kwara state University does not belong to Osi and that it is their inheritance from their ancestors.
Meanwhile, the 119-page writ of summons numbered KWS/11/2017 that contained 42 statements of claims was exclusively obtained by National Pilot yesterday. The claimants through their counsel, Barrister Adeseko Olasehinde, sought a declaration that the large expanse of land measuring about 2000 hectares situated at Ihaye-Opin, Igemo-Opin, Owa Odo-Opin, Idemorun Opin, and Ajuba in Opin ward earmarked for the campus is not on any portion of land owned by Osi community.
Other endorsement sought by the claimants includes, “A declaration that the Governor of Kwara state or any of the agency or agencies of kwara state government cannot usurp the claimants’ land and subsequently give the land measuring 2000 hectares as a gift to Osi community, who never owned the land earmarked for the school.
“A declaration that it is unconscionable to name the campus of the kwara state University Kwara South Senatorial District as Osi campus since the land upon which the institution is to be sited is not on any part or portion of land owned by Osi community and the claimants have not consented to such naming.
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st- 3rd defenders their servants, agent or privies howsoever called from embarking on the construction of any project or building on the 2000 hectares of land situated at Isare-Opin, Ihaye-Opin, Igemo-Opin, Owa-Odo-Opin, Idemorun-Opin and Ajuba under the guise of establishing Osi campus of the Kwara State University when the site is the claimants’ ancestral land.
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st- 3rd defenders their servants, agent or privies or any person(s) howsoever called from continuously making use of the name or describing the campus as Osi campus.
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 4th defenders their servants, agent or privies or subjects from laying to the claimants’ ancestral land, especially the 2000 hectares of land as belonging to his Osi community.
“A mandatory order compelling the 1st-3rd defendants to name the kwara state university campus over which 2000 hectares of the claimants’ ancestral land has been acquired/earmarked for as kwara state University Opin satellite campus, Ikerin-Opin, Ekiti local government.