By Abayomi Elias
Dr Femi Olaleye, a cancer care advocate and surgeon who is presently incarcerated at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kirikiri in Apapa for defiling his wife’s niece reported to be a minor at ‘the time’ got a Pre-emptive court order to stop his estranged wife, First Bank Trustees Ltd and The Registrar of Titles, Lagos State Ministry of Lands from selling his property at 17 Layi Ogunbambi Close , near Sonibare Estate in Maryland, Lagos.
According to the Pre-emptive order delivered by my lord Justice Lawal on the 8th of January 2024, the respondents aforementioned are restrained from leasing, selling , advertising for sale , assigning or dealing with applicants property situated at 17 Layi Ogunbambi Close , near Sonibare Estate in Maryland, Lagos till the applicant complies with the Pre-action protocols.
Newsconnect reports that the 3rd respondent (The Registrar of Titles, Lagos State Ministry of Lands) and its subordinates are restrained from registering or entertaining any application to register any interest or title to 17 Layi Ogunbambi Close , Sonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos.
After the court order was handed down, bailiffs from The Lands Division of Ikeja High Court promptly visited the property, where they pasted the order on the fence and boldly marked the property with red ink.
Newsconnect had reported at the beginning of the trial in November 2022 when Mrs Aderemi Olaleye took over the property immediately after Dr Olaleye was remanded on bail. Sources close to the Olaleyes had reported that there might be more to the allegation against Dr Olaleye that later led to his conviction.
Meanwhile, Dr Olaleye through his lawyer, Dr. Kemi Pinheiro SAN, as at 3rd Jan 2024, had submitted a final notice of appeal to the appellate court against the judgment of Hon. Justice Rahman Oshodi.
According to the copy of the notice of appeal obtained by Newsconnect, a total of 62 grounds (much higher than the original 36 grounds earlier reported) formed the basis of his appeal against the entire court trial proceedings and judgement of Hon. Justice Rahman Oshodi.