Court Fixes Sept 29th For Hearing On Disputed Piece Of Land Between Two Women In Jos

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Yakubu Busari

Justice Nafisatu Mohammed of the Plateau High Court has adjourned to 29th September 2020 for hearing into a case of fundamental human rights involving one Mrs. Esther Johnson Chime the defendant in a suit filed by Mrs. Sandra Chinweemeh, the plaintiff in Jos.


The counsel to the defendant, Barr Chakaam B.N Dallan explained that the matter came up for hearing of their motion of notice which was filed by the defendant through the client.


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According to him, the counsel to the defendant Barr Dallan the court obliged them to move their motion on notice of all the relief sought.


He pointed out that they presented three prayers before Justice Mohammed seeking leave of the court for the defendant to file her statements of defense and all other processes out of time.


Secondly, the defendant is seeking relief sought which is an order for extension of time to enable him to file and serve the defendant statement of defense or other processes out of time and to deem the same having been duly filed and served.


The last relief sought was that for such further order as the honorable court may deem it necessary to make in circumstances.


While responding, the counsel to the Plaintiff Barr M.P Simdun also inform the court they were served by the defendant counsel and he didn’t oppose the defendant’s motion on notice.


Barr Dallan said the matter under consideration is that the plaintiff took his client to court over a piece of land situated at Rwang Pam street where the defendant is presently was leased by one Barr John Asibe.


He said his client use the parcel of the said land to sell her petty business when Mrs. Sandra Chinweemeh plaintiff dragged her to court claiming the ownership of the property.


Dallan stated that base on this argument the defendant is now filing her counter-response to the plaintiff’s allegation of the claim.


The land has remained a subject of litigation, as the defendant is renting the place from a legal practitioner who is resident in Plateau state.

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