Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ex-employee petitions govt, assembly over eviction

Describing his eviction as unlawful, he said a case between him and the corporation was still pending at the Federal Court of Appeal when he was ejected from the quarters.
In the petition signed by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Kayode Adaramoye, Olumakinde alleged that some members of LSDPC task force, led by a lady popularly known as ‘Lady B,’ invaded his residential apartment.
He also alleged that the officials came with thugs and four mobile policemen without any eviction order from a court of law.
Olumakinde further alleged that members of the task force could not produce the order while his personal effects were destroyed and vandalised in the process of his eviction.
Adaramoye said Victor’s eviction negated all aspects of the Lagos State Tenancy Law. He added that a Lagos High Court had earlier ruled in favour of his client but that he was not satisfied with the terms of compensation over the termination of his appointment in 2001.
Olumakinde said, “It was this aspect of the ruling that I challenged at the Court of Appeal. How can one be sacked illegally after 15 years of service and a court would rule that the sacking was illegal and at the same time ruled that a meagre one month salary be paid as compensation?
“The case was still pending at the Court of Appeal when thugs from the LSDPC came to my apartment without any eviction order from a competent court of law.”
Olumakinde, therefore, urged Governor Babatunde Fashola and the state Assembly “to cause a probe into this recklessness, abuse, illegal and naked display of power.”
Efforts to get the Managing Director, LSDPC, Mr. Abiodun Oki, to react to the allegations were not successful as calls made to his telephone were not picked and a text message sent to it was not replied.

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