The Family of Olowu Ogunkalu and 12 other family inOreki Village, Lagos State is calling on the DIG, Force C.I.D, Abuja, The Director of State Security Services and the Lagos State Governor as well as the Commissioner of Justice and Anthony General of Lagos to Save their souls over infringement of the rights by some Bandit sponsors, who are allegedly working with some landgrabbers in Police Uniform.
The said Bandit Sponsorers are allegedly pretending to be land grabbers but in reality what they do is using the Ogunkalu Family land that has been sold to Harmony Gardens and other assignee in Oreki as Bandit training camp where they are training Fulani Terrorists.
The Family decried how a billionaire fraudster who specializes in using government acquisition or land that have been excised by government to others to defraud innocent land buyers, one of who veiled as Real Estate Agent, known as Otunba Steve Ajose, and an aliens of Hong Kong origin in person of David Chang of Cento Design, who had successfully built a Land grabbing Cartel now turn to Fulani Bandit Sponsors, as well as other forms of illegal activities in Lagos.
According to a member of the Oreki family, Otunba Steve Ajose, David Chang have been using the Fulani Bandits led by one Musibau Oladiti and some illegal mobile police officers which their engagement with the Nigerian Police is also shoddy.
In his statement, “On behalf of the Family, Chief Semiu on behalf of the Baale of Oreki, the Head of all the families that form the Oreki Village, Chief Waliu Olowu alleged that unlawful act being perpetuating by these enemies of peace, put the community, as well as neighbouring communities in disarray, which is also a threat to justice in other parts of Lagos; and by extension, Nigeria.
The Family seeks to approach the Media, as an unbiased voice for the voiceless, as efforts made through many letters, protests and petitions written to the Inspector General of Police and DIG, Force C.I.D and AIG Force CID are thwarted by some ‘ Landgrabbers in police uniform’ DSP Funmi EGUAOJE PPRO attached to DCP Dayo Ariyo who is serving as DC Admins in the Honourable DIG Force C.I.D, those who have been blocking other police formation investigative activities of the Bandit Sponsors and Land grabbers in person of Otunba Steve Ajose and David Chang.
Among the identified Police Officers are the team led by DSP Funmi EGUAOJE of PPRO attached to the DC Admin, Dayo Ariyo; and one Mr Uba Adams, OC Zonal Monitoring at Zone 2.
The Head of Oreki family alleged that the cartel uses DSP Funmi EGUAOJE in conjunction with DCP Dayo Ariyo to harassing, intimidating and persecuting genuine landowners on behalf of her fellow Land grabbers and bandits-sponsors, who they work with through hijacking of cases files and truncate investigation by setting the complainants up on frivolous and malacious charges after doctoring a police report to court for no reason thereby causing breach of trust between the police and community and actions of Funmi has been causing Nigeria Police Force clash with Citizen of Ibeju Lekki where Ajose, Garba Owo-Eiye, Owolabi Sars opersted because the citizens would not really understand that DSP Funmi EGUAOJE is mere a land grabbers in police uniform.
For instance; one Abu, a Fulani bandits in the David Chang Bandits-sponsors camp was arrested by the community’s securities with guns and handed over to Akodo police station, only for the case to be transferred to Zonal Monitoring Command in Zone 2, where one UBA ADAMS released Abu Yakubu to the bandits Lawyers and his father who is also a commander in the camp for DSP Funmi to send the same ASP ARCHIBONG to take over the files in bids to truncate justice and use same case files to set the complainant up for kidnapping as usual as this has been Funmi and Ariyo’s way of writing falseful police investigation reports to charges innocents land owners to court.
Abu Yakubu that was arrested with gun was set free and ASP ARCHIBONG attached to DSP Funmi has took over files to Abuja in bids to implicate Oreki Family member and Mr Saheed of Harmony Garden and other community members”.
Semiu also narrates how the Cartel arrested and unlawfully detained the Managing Director of Harmony Garden and Estate Development Limited in the past before the DIG took over the file from Ariyo and funmi to GID.
According to him, “the machinery of the Cartel had demolished fences, houses of the proposed sites for the Harmony Garden and Estate Development Limited and other station the Fulani bandits with AK 47 now turn it to bandit training camp on the land.
In lieu of these, we beg the IGP to ask for our petitions dated Sept. 27th, 2021. One was addressed to the IG’s Office; and the other, addressed to the AIG, FCID Annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos. Do the needful including the case pick up by one ASP ARCHIBONG from Zonal Command, Zone 2, that link Abu the bandit who has close to 19 units of AK 4 in his pocession as evident by pictures attached to this release. We as well want the IGP to withdraw the case from the present agents of the Cartel and give an unbiased officers, with proper monitoring with time frame for completion and submission.
It may interest you to know that the Family and our clients had initiated a legal proceedings in suits No: FHC/L/CS/1706/2021 and FHC/L/CS/1395/2022 among others and all what we are praying for is the court to compel the Nigeria Police Force to remove all the cases link Oreki Villagers, Olamuyegun and Baba Adisa from DSP Funmi EGUAOJE.
As the Chief Security Officer of the State, we implore Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to use the State machinery to ensure that peace continues to reign in all nooks and crannies of the State by ensuring committee. The panel of inquiry is set to look into the matter and bring all perpetrators to book, in ensuring justice prevail.
With the valuable resources the Sanwo-Olu Led-Administration invests to ensure that menaces of land grabbing is completely eradicated in the state, elements like Steve Ajose, and his cohort are threat to such mission”, he said.
Oriental Energy in 4m Dollar Debt Mess
The Federal high court sitting in Lagos, south west Nigeria has adjourned till 28 of September,2022, when hearing will commence in a case of debt recovery of USD4,143,856.70 filed against Oriental Energy Resources Company by Borr International Operation drilling company,being an alleged outstanding approved and unpaid invoices for the drilling services rendered in accordance with Contract for the provision of Jack-Up Drilling Unit and Drilling Rig Services rendered in the Defendant’s Ebok Field in OML 67.
The drilling company in a suit filed by its lawyer, Barrister,Gabriel Uduafi is also praying the court for interest on US$ 4,143,856.70 million based on the current London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), one month interest rate increased by 5 percent and calculated pro data on a daily basis from 6th October, 2021, till the date of liquidation of the judgement debt.
In its statement of claim, the Plaintiff stated that by the relevant provisions of the contract, the Drilling Operations, which the Plaintiff was engaged to carry out was required to be done within the Firm Term of 120 days.
It stated that going by the relevant provisions of the Contract, there was no fixed-or set target that the Plaintiff was obligated to achieve, as the Contract was not a turnkey but a day rate’ contract; and to this effect, Clauses and Schedule of the Contract explicitly set out the various rates to include Operating Rate, Standby Rate, Repair Rate, . Force Majeure Rate, Redrill Rate, Moving Rate and Zero Kate.
The plaintiff stated that the Lump Sum payments under the contract are the Mobilization cost of $450,000 and the
Demobilization cost of $250,000, a sum Which become due and payable upon the completion of the contract.
However,following the default in making payment as stipulated under the Contract, the plaintiff wrote to the Defendant both by mail and letters, demanding for the payment of the outstanding and approved invoices and that the Defendant wrote replies raising issues and points that are completely alien to the Contract as its reason for not making the payment.
The Plaintiff contended that in setting up a completely ridiculous claim, the Defendant claimed spread cost for nonproductive time (NPT) in the total sum of US$3,437,500.00 where there is no provision in the Contract to support such claim.
The Plaintiff added that following series of engagement , it was compelled to instruct its lawyers to issue a demand for the payment of the invoices, and by a letter dated 19th January, 2022 the Plaintiffs Solicitors delivered a formal demand for the payment of some of the outstanding invoices in the sum of US$2,533,749.12 net of taxes.
Rather than simply honour its payment obligation under the Contract and credit the Plaintiff with the value of the invoices, the Defendant caused its Solicitors to reply the Plaintiff’s formal demand by the letter dated 26th January, 2022 by which the Defendant now seeks to claim the sum of $10,511,754.00 as spread cost for non-productive time (NPT) and consequential loss, as against the sum of US$3,437,500.00 initially set up by the Defendant in its earlier engagement with the Plaintiff.
The plaintiff added that in accordance with the provisions of the Contract, the same came to completion on 10th October, 2021 when the Plaintiff’s Drilling Unit left the Defendant’s Ebok Field OML 67.
Plaintiff avers that by the Completion Date, the lump sum Demobilization Rate of US$250,000 became due and payable.
The reasons given by the Defendant in refusing to honour its payment obligation under the Contract are flimsy, frivolous, vexatious and ultra vires, the provisions of the Contract between the Parties, and having approved the invoices, the defendant is obligated to make the payment within the stipulated 30 days under the Contract.
Consequently,excuses given by the Defendant in failing to honour its contractual obligations to the Plaintiff are simply provocative, as same are not supported or derived from the Contract.
The Plaintiff is being denied of the payment due to it in respect of the services rendered to the Defendant
as a result of which the Defendant is indebted to the Plaintiff to the tune of US$4,143,856.70 as stipulated under Clause 11.2 of the Contract.
It will be in the interest of justice to grant all the reliefs claimed in this suit adding that except the Court intervenes and grant the reliefs sought, the Defendant will continue to default in the payment of the invoices which have been duly approved for payment by the Plaintiff.
In its defence, Oriental Energy Resources Limited stated that the company is not indebted to the Plaintiff in the manner alleged in it’s claim or in any manner whatsoever as the invoices upon which the alleged debt purportedly arose are disputed by the defendant.
The Defendant stated that the Plaintiff misled it into agreeing to the mobilisation of the drilling rig to commence the contract, by fraudulently misrepresenting to the Defendant that its drilling rig, Borr Natt, was suitable for the Defendant’s Drilling Programme.
In an affidavit deposed to by Abraham Faga, a Well Engineering Manager in the Defendant company, he stated that the Defendant is not indebted to the Plaintiff in the way and manner alleged in its claim or in any way and manner whatsoever as the Defendant is disputing the invoices upon which the purported debt arose.
He averred that without the Plaintiff’s fraudulent misrepresentations, the Defendant would never have commenced the contract and approved mobilisation of the drilling unit, hence the issue of Plaintiff’s invoices which were issued within the contract would never have arisen.
He added that the Defendant would, be claiming for a refund of all payments it has so far made to the Plaintiff as the payments were fraudulently obtained.
He claimed that due to the Plaintiff’s fraudulent misrepresentation, the purported execution of the contract was completely appalling with non-productive time of over 25 days attributed to rig related repairs which is unprecedented in the industry for drilling operations.
He stated that the Plaintiff hastily commenced this suit under undefended list to mislead the court into believing that the Defendant has no defence to its claims.
The deponent further stated that Justice will be better served if the Defendant is allowed to defend the suit.
He urged the court to transfer the suit to Ordinary Cause List for a complete and holistic determination of all issues in controversy.
Funke Akindele’s 7yr Marriage To JJC Skillz Crashes
Music executive, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz has announced his separation from his wife, actress Funke Akindele.
He announced this in a post shared on his IG page this morning. He said the last
two years of his marriage has been extremely difficult and that he has moved out of their home on the instance of Funke.
”Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. Three months ago and at Funke’s insistence ,I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA,I have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which needs to be disentangled but I have no doubt that all of these will be resolved one way or the other.
There have been reports that their marriage has been in crisis for a while now. In the last AMVCA awards, Funke and JJC arrived at the venue of the ceremony separately but sat together and even went on the stage to receive an award won by Funke.
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