A human rights activist and the Lead Partner at Newworth LLP, Mr. Ayo Ademiluyi has urged the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi to “direct the refund of the amount owed our clients with interest which has accumulated over the years as our clients are going through hardships.”
In a press statement made available to CITY LAWYER, Ademiluyi whose law firm are solicitors to the alleged victims of the failed property deal, said that Noel Unekwu Abdullahi and Onyeji Johnbosco were approached by a limited liability company, Gran Imperio, a real estate company sometime in 2015 to buy 3 bedroom apartment at Golden Park Estate, Lekki for N20 million respectively.
According to the statement, “NOEL paid the 6.139,800 million naira while JOHNBOSCO paid 6million naira. After several months of waiting, nothing was built. The duo wrote to the Company to refund their money but to no avail.”
Below is the full text of the statement.
HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, OONI ENITAN OGUNWUSI, OONI OF IFE SHOULD REFUND FUNDS OF DUO OF NOEL UNEKWU ABDULLAHI AND ONYEJI JOHNBOSCO
BEING TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT NEWWORTH LLP, 17, AJASA STREET, LAGOS ISLAND, LAGOS STATE ON THURSDAY, 21ST APRIL, 2022
We are Solicitors to the duo of NOEL UNEKWU ABDULLAHI and ONYEJI JOHNBOSCO (“our clients”) .
The instructions of our clients are that a limited liability company, Gran Imperio, a real estate company approached NOEL and JOHNBOSCO, sometime in 2015 to buy 3 bedroom apartment at Golden Park Estate, Lekki for 20 million naira, respectively.
The Company agreed that they pay in tranches starting with 6million each, as first deposit while they construct the apartment in phases as well and within a given time frame.
NOEL paid the 6.139,800 million naira while JOHNBOSCO paid 6million naira. After several months of waiting, nothing was built. The duo wrote to the Company to refund their money but to no avail.
We conducted a search of Gran Imperio Limited and Metropole Interprojects Limited, we found out that the person of OONIRISA ADEYEYE ENITAN OGUNWUSI is a Director in both companies .
The previous Counsel to our clients contacted the lawyer to the Gran Imperio Group of Companies named Lanre Jolaoso Esq., who afforded the previous Counsel the new Manager’s number, Mr Akin.
Yet, despite correspondences and calls by the previous Counsel with Manager, it has not yielded any fruit since 2020.
The previous counsel sent correspondences to the Palace through UPS courier and through a friend who traveled all the way from Lagos and to the Palace to serve demand notice to his majesty along with an application letter see his majesty.
Equally, calls made by the previous Counsel to the Palace Secretary on same, yielded no fruit whatsoever and howsoever.
We are constrained to make a dispassionate appeal to the esteemed Ooni of Ife, OONIRISA ADEYEYE ENITAN OGUNWUSI as a Director in these companies to direct the refund of the amount owed our clients with interest which has accumulated over the years as our clients are going through hardships.
AYO ADEMILUYI ESQ.
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