Lagos Surveyor-General Faces Contempt Suit Over Survey Practice

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A lawsuit for contempt has been filed against the Surveyor-General of Lagos State for allegedly failing to follow the court’s verdict, which among other orders annulled Section 5 of the Lagos State Survey Law.

Some surveyors in the state brought the contempt case before Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, arguing that the defendant would be in contempt of court and subject to prison time if he did not comply with the court’s order in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1789/2020.

The surveyors are Adedeji Olarewaju, Aluko Kikelomo Sikirat (Mrs. ), Adaranijo Ibikunle Ganiyu Rafiu, Mekuleyi Oluseyi Samuel, Aliu Samuel, and Fashina Adedapo.

In a Notice of Consequences of Disobedience to Order of Court, brought under Section 72 of the Sheriff and Civil Process Act 2002, and Order IX, Rule 13 of the Judgment Enforcement Rules filed by their lawyer, Mr. Osaretin Ogbebor, the applicants contended that the orders of the court which were disobeyed were delivered on August 2, 2022, by the same judge.

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