Police Storm Ikeja County Club Premises, Restrict Members From Holding Meeting Despite Court Order

 

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As early as 8am on Thursday, March 28, 2024, a group of mobile and regular police officers barricaded the gates and blocked all roads leading to the premises of Ikeja Country Club at number 2, Jeol Ogunnaike Street, off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, GRA Ikeja, Lagos using their operational vehicles for the exercise.

This action according to the members of the Club who are set to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) today contravened the order of the court which restrained the respondents from carrying out any action that could infringe on the fundamental rights the applicants.

Those listed as respondents are registered Trustees of the Country Club, Seyi Adewunmi, Tony Awe, Assistant Inspector General of Police (Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan), Lagos State Commissioner of Police, the Area Commander Area F, Ikeja; and the Divisional Police Officer, Ikeja Police Station, Ikeja, Lagos.

The applicants, Saka Bello Adeshina Lukmon and Francis Ofordu on behalf of the members of Country Club had filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos before his Lordship, Hon. Justice A.O. Awogboro, number: FHC/L/CS/505/2024 praying for the smooth conduct of their EGM, among other prayers in the best interest of the Club, its members and activities.

Feelers have it that there has been a supremacy battle between the elected officials of the Club and the Trustees leading to the purported suspension of the elected executives of the Club. However concerned members who are interested in finding a lasting peace to the crisis rocking the Club are also being faced with fierce resistance from the Trustees who are expected to be seen as elder statesmen.

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In a renewed quest for justice the discontent applicants are however seeking the attention of Inspector General of Police to call his men to order not to bend the rule of law or to show any bias in the matter so that there can be peace in the Club and to also create an harmonious atmosphere for the running of the Club’s socio-economic activities without any breakdown of law and order.

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