Proprietress writes Lagos CJ, demands release of missing bulletproof car

372, Princess Bola Jegede

The proprietress of A-Z International School, Princess Bola Jegede has written to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba over her missing Nissan Maxima (3.5SE) attached to a judgement of the court.

Princess Jegede in a letter dated October 14, 2020 written by her lawyer, Mr. Yemi Omodele stated that almost eight years after the judgement of the court was complied with and parties resolved their differences, the court has refused to release her Maxima (3.5SE) back to her.

She lamented that several efforts made to recover the car after judgement was executed against her has been abortive.

The letter, which was received in the Office of the Chief Judge on October 15, 2020 at 11:08 am, she stated that sometimes in 2011, a Magistrate Court delivered judgement against her in suit number MIK/1219/2011 between Mr. Lati Gomex & Others vs. Princess Bola Jegede.

The judgement, was executed against her on March 28, 2013 by the Office of the Deputy Sheriff and two school buses with registration numbers UF128KJA, UF129KJA and one Nissan Maxima (3.5SE) with registration number BQ775AGL were Attached to the court.

However, sometimes in 2019 parties in the suit resolved the dispute amicably which prompted the judgement creditor’s counsel, Okuji Francis to write a letter dated September 3, 2019 to the Deputy Sheriff for the unconditional release of the three vehicles attached to the judgement.

Francis had in the letter informed the Deputy Sheriff parties have since resolved their differences as both the judgement creditor and debtor have compromised their positions and accommodated other in the spirit of friendship.

The letter stated ‘’It is our further understanding that effort by the judgement debtor’s counsel to retrieve the case file back to court to enable court attend to their various applications including that of discontinuance and to have a proper record of the term of settlement and the withdrawal of the various pending applications in that regard has failed to succeed  as the case file could not be traced after much spirited effort has been made’’.

‘’I humbly crave the indulgence of the Deputy Registrar of the High Court to pleased assist the judgement debtor and her counsel to release the properties as stated in the attached copy of inventory and to retrieve same. The judgement creditor has no objection whatsoever to such release, as parties have settled their case’’.

Subsequently, on August 10, 2020 the office of the Deputy Sheriff released the two school buses with registration numbers UF128KJA, UF129KJA but refused to release Nissan Maxima (3.5SE) with registration number BQ775AGL because it could not be found.

The letter stated that despite several visits to the office of the Deputy Sheriff to recover the car, yet not reasonable information was offered as to the whereabouts of the car.

The letter urged the Chief Judge to intervene with a view to getting the car released without further delay.

Documents sighted revealed that the Chief Judge on November 6, 2020 directed the Deputy Sheriff to act on the letter and it was later sent to the Chief Registrar for immediate action yet the car has not ben released.


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