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Kpokpogri House: Court extends demolition restraining order

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, has extended the order restraining the Minister of the FCT, Mr. Muhammad Bello, from further demolishing the residence of Abuja socialite, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri.

The injunctive order followed an ex-parte application that Kpokpogri who is a former lover of popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, filed through his team of lawyers led by Chief Mike Ozekhome.

The judge, Justice Charles Agbaza held that the order would subsist until the hearing and determination of the suit the Claimant brought before the court.

The FCT Minister had through his lawyer, Mr. Yusuf Abubakar, urged the court to vacate the restraining order which he said ought to elapse after seven days.

However, counsel that represented the Claimant, Mr. Richard Ebie, urged the court to revalidate the order which he argued had no definite lifespan until the determination of the case.

After Justice Agbaza had listened to both sides, Justice Agbaza dismissed the oral application by counsel to the FCT Minister and adjourned the matter until the 12th of September, this year for hearing.

Court stops FCT minister from demolishing Kpokpogri’s house

Kpokpogri is among other things, praying the court to order the Defendants to pay him aggravated and general damages to the tune of N2billion.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu, Editing by Omotola Oguneye