Suit No. CA/L/619/2005 – Lagos State Government & ORS VS Pastor Joseph Olayinka Martins, wherein the Judgment was delivered in favour of LASG and the claimant’s claim for the sum above N500,000,000.00 was reduced to N116,000.000.00. Upon appeal to the Court of Appeal by the State Government the Suit was dismissed for being Statute Barred.

Suit No. FHC/L/CS/4779/08; CA/L/429/09 – Jude Ude and 12 Others vs Hitech Construction Company & 3 Ors, the Claimants had instituted an action seeking damages to the tune of N17.1B for the losses suffered during the Ijegun fire Incident. The Directorate deployed ADR Mechanism means and the State Government’s name was struck off the Suit.

FHC/L/CS/1779/2013- Chief Charles Adu Vs AG Lagos & Others Dismissal of N100 Billion Suit  for the alleged demolition of more than 1,500 houses by the Nigeria Police Force at Atiporome in Badagry

Suit No. ID/634/2013- Isaac Shedowo vs Attorney General Lagos State, the Claimant’s claim for the sum of N17,000,000.00 was also reduced to N2,000,000.00.


The Claimant brought an action to recover the current value of land that was allocated to the Claimant in Isheri North Residential Scheme in 1991. The action was however brought in 2011. Our Defence was that the Claimant was negligent I taking timeous possession and that this allowed the land grabbers to trespass on the land. Our reliance was also placed on the provisions of the Certificate of Occupancy requiring an Allotee to develop land within two years of allocation. The Court found in favour of the Lagos State Government and dismissed the Suit with cost against the Claimant. This Suit saved the Lagos State Government N20 Million Naira liability.


The Claimants instituted an action by way of Originating Summons and Affidavit in Support against the Defendant seeking a declaration that the residue of the Claimant’s land not utilized by the Defendants is free from acquisition or in the alternative an order compelling the Defendants to issue all instruments, letter confirming the status of the unexhausted residue of the Land as unused and free from Government acquisition.   The Defendant in his defence filed a Counter Affidavit opposing the action and argued that the action was not properly constituted and urged the Court to dismiss the Claimants’ prayers.

The Court presided over by Honourable Justice O. Gbaja-Biamila in his Final Ruling upheld the Defendant’s submissions and dismissed the Claimants action.

MRS. HARIMOT OLUBUKOLA OLA-ANIMASHAUN Vs ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LAGOS STATE AND 5 OTHERS.  The Claimant sued the Attorney General in an action at the High Court seeking a declaration that by reasons of the provisions of the Land Use Charge Law, 2011 which are inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution, that the said Land Use Charge is rendered null and void and inoperative in its entirety.   The Court and that the officers of the Land Use Charge office has no power to seal up property.

His Lordship, Honourable Justice Y.O. IDOWU, held that the Land Use Charge an enactment  of the Lagos State Government is well within the preview of the provision of the 1999 Constitution which is an enactment that sees to the collection of tax, fee or rate on land properties by all Local Government Councils within Lagos State Government. All prayers of the Claimant failed.