There is a gleam of hope for Joseph Kpokpogri, ex-lover of actress Tonto Dike as a Federal Capital Territory High Court extended the order restraining the FCT Minister, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, and the Federal Capital Development Authority from demolishing his Abuja house.
The judge, Justice Charles Agbaza, on Friday, ruled that the house on plots 203 and 204, 27 Road, Guzape District, Abuja should not be demolished although it had been partially razed by the FCT Administration.
Other defendants joined in the matter are the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, the Federal Housing Authority, and the Attorney General of the Federation.
On July 7, the judge issued the order following an application moved by a lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN on behalf of Kpokpogri.
After listening to Ozekhome, the presiding judge issued an order of interim injunction restraining the defendants either by themselves, agents, officials, privies, all those purporting to have derived title from them or other persons howsoever called from trespassing on or further trespassing on, demolishing, or further demolishing the property known as Plots 203 and 204, 27 Road, Gusape District, Apo Estate, Abuja. It was covered by letters of allocation issued by the Federal Housing Authority with Ref. No. FHA/BD/ES/APO/P.203 and Ref. No. FHA/BD/ES/APO/P.204 or from evicting the occupants of the said property or in any way interfering with the plaintiff’s exclusive right of possession of the said property pending the determination of the motion on notice.
The court adjourned the hearing to September 12 this year.