A document from the Police Legal Department has disclosed that a prima facie case of criminal trespass, impersonation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of trust has been established against Chief Moroof Owonla popularly known as Kaka, a complainant in an alleged case of land grabbing.
The report stated that the complainant failed to appear for trial after the conclusion of the investigation whereby the arrested suspects were charged to court but he was at large.
The said document also exonerated Alhaji Hassan Alli who was listed among the suspects from being liable for any criminal act in a disputed land case.
The document which is a true certified copy of the investigations carried out by the Police and dated June 1, 2023, stated that the complainant acted lawlessly to have fraudulently sold a landed property belonging to Hassan Alli (suspect) at the rate of Twelve Million Naira to a woman and converted the proceed to his personal use.
Other suspects in the matter are Biola Gabriel, Kehinde Okikiola, and SP Sahabi Abubakar.
While responding to an inquiry seeking the true certified copy of the investigation, with the title: “RE: APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TURE COPY (CTC) OF POLICE INVESTIGATION REPORT, COMPOSIT PLAN, COURT JUDGEMENT AND STATEMENT OF THE COMPLAINANT AND SUSPECT IN THE CASE OF LAND GRABBING AND FORCIBLE ENTRY BETWEEN CHIEF MOROOF OWONLA (A.K.A KAKA) AND ALHAJI HASSAN ALLI AND OTHERS’, the report stated that evidence shows that the complainant forcefully gained an entrance into the Hotel belonging to the suspect Hassan Alli, where he caused damaged to the wall fence, chased away the workers on site with thugs and subsequently pad-locked the Hotel gate without any justification, since 5th August 2022 till date even though the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja has nullified the services/employment of the complainant (Owonla) not to parade himself as agent or accredited representative on behalf of the family of Late Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo.
The investigation also revealed that the same Owonla, who is the complainant in the matter personally, wrote on the Hotel fence “Certificate of Possession taken- Keep off”, an act that constitutes or contains fragrantly abuse of Court processes.
The complainant, in a petition, had alleged that he is the lawful Attorney and accredited representative to the Judgement Creditor in respect of Suit No. ID/1722/92 delivered at the High Court of Lagos State by Justice. A. Williams dated 29th October 2004 in favour of the family of Late Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo.
He noted that the judgement was backed up with three (3) Appeal Court Orders granted with a Certificate of Warrant of Possession dated 5th May 2008 on behalf of his client. He stated further that upon the judgment, one Alhaji Hassan Alli criminally conspired with thugs to unleash an attack on him and also invaded his landed properties with forged Title Documents using the same as genuine documents on behalf of the family of Late A. A. Soremekun and thereby causing pandemonium and to chase him away from the property he legally acquired through court judgement.
However, the Police report stated that after a painstaking investigation into the case, the following facts have emerged: “That the Cruz of this case boarders on a Land discord between the complainant, Chief Moroof Owonla, Ba’ale of Cardoso, Ipaja, Lagos State and the suspect Hassan Alli and others and that the disputed land lying and situates at Megida, Alaja, Onikanga Area of Igbo-Ilogbu Ayobo town, measuring approximately 98.802 acres or 39. 985 Hectares, Lagos States delineated on Survey Plan No. OGEK 400/76 dated 11* April 1976 drawn by Surveyor E. A. Akin Ogunbiyi.
“That the complainant claimed to have been employed as agent to the family of Late Chief Arimiyau Bello Ekundayo with issued of Power of Attorney to secure their family land against encumbrance likewise same with the suspect, Hassan Alli employed as agent to a family of Late Mr. A. A Soremekun with issued of Power of Attorney to secure the family land against any encumbrance as well.
The complainant was also said to have presented a purported court judgement with Suit No. 1D/1722/92 dated 29th October 2004 delivered by Hon. Mrs. Justice O. A. Williams which he claimed was in favour and that he earlier petitioned AIG, Force CID, Annex Alagbon Lagos, where an investigation was concluded and the arrested suspects were charged to Court but the complainant, Chief Moroof Owonla was at large.
“That having realised the outcome of investigation at Gl Section, Force CID, Alagbon Annex was not favourable, the complainant, Chief Moroof Owonla wrote a counter-petition to Force CID, Abuja against the former IPO, SP Sahab Abubakar for being biased.
Meanwhile, the complainant Chief Moroof Owonla was said to have vehemently refused to appeal for the interview but instead, he mobilised some thugs who invaded the suspect’s Hotel and inflicted grievous hurt on his right leg toe, before the attack, six suspects were arrested and charged to Chief Magistrate Court 1, Yaba, Lagos for offence of conspiracy, disorderly manner, disturbance of public peace, assault, forcible entry and conduct likely to cause breach of peace are established against the complainant.