The court judgments are implied to be obeyed without demand, specifically in any nation governed by rule of law. Section 287 of the 1999 Constitution (as changed) ensures the enforcement of court judgments in any part of the country.Section 287(2)for example states that: "The decisions of the Court of Appeal will be implemented in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by courts with secondary jurisdiction to that of the Court of Appeal."Enforcement of the Supreme Court and the High Courts are similarly determined under Sections 287 (1)and 287(3 )respectively.In Nigeria, the power of a court to enforce and guarantee compliance with its

judgment or order is originated from Area 6(6)(a)of the 1999 Constitution(as amended). This part of our natural law directs that the judicial powers of the court"shall extend regardless of anything to the contrary in this constitution to all fundamental powers and sanctions of a law court ". Beyond our constitution, other laws that regulate enforcement of judgments in Nigeria are the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, the Constables and Civil Process Laws of the States and the Judgments(Enforcement) Rules made thereunder Section 4 of the Police Act specifies that:"The police shall be employed for the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of transgressors, the preservation of law and order, the defense of life and residential or commercial property and the due enforcement of all laws and regulations with which they are straight charged, "suggesting cops are particularly mandated to implement court orders or judgements.The Apo (XK )Extension Annex Layout was developed by the Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC) and R-of-- O provided to would be locals in 1995.

Owners of plots within the layout could not undertake any development due to absence of access roads. In between 2003 and 2005, in an effort to transplant the Garki town, the MFCT decided to utilize some part of the Apo Layouts, comprised of A, B, C, D, E, F, AMV, and XK to build the resettlement housing units.So far building impacted just A, B, C, E and F and affected allottees were compensated with replacement plots. The AMV and XK sections of the designs were however not utilized, plot allottees in these locations were likewise not compensated in any form.

The citizens there went ahead with their structure strategies appropriately approved by AMAC to develop their plots, simply as some households packed to live their completed structures. But on Friday, April 24, 2009, the Resettlement Job Force(RTF) established to build resettlement real estate systems started to destroy homes and structures


those occupied by families.The affected residents/victims of about 600 earlier released with R-of-O to own homes at the Apo (XK)Design afterwards formed an association to push house their points.The association wrote a letter dated April 28, 2009, to FCT Minister another dated April 27, 2009, dealt with to the chairman, Senate Committee on FCT; requesting them to intervene on the oppression meted

on them. None reacted or did anything till date, rather the then FCT Minister and the FCDA re-allocated the whole Apo XK layout plots covering 78 hectares to one ENL Consortium Limited, owned by previous Osun

state deputy Governor, Clement Adesuyi Haastrup. In a really diabolic situation, part of Haastrup land was taken for Federal Real Estate Authority(FHA). The association on behalf of members/victims approached the FCT High Court with their Fit No. FCT/HC/CV/ 1457/09. The court granted an injunction same 2009 limiting the defendants pending decision of the substantive case.The ENL Consortium, FHA, FCDA, and FCT disobeyed with the court order. On May 27, 2011, Justice O.O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court delivered judgment in the matter. Justice Goodluck however dismissed the suit and held that each allottee claiming profession and allowance need to establish their legal right on their plots. But the trial judge declared the title of the 5th respondent, Dr. Tumala on the plot he owed as valid, awarded damages of N1 million also

in his favor alone, versus the ENL Consortium Limited, FHA, FCDA and FCT minister.Dissatisfied with the judgment, both the"Integrated Trustees of Apo XK Extension Homeowners Association

"submitted an appeal without any. CA/A/462/ 2011 dated June 20, 2011, and listed FCT Minister, FCDA, FHA, ENL Consortium Limited and Dr. Tumala Muhammed Musa as 1st to 5th respondent respectively.The appellants asked the Court of Attract declare

they are the lawful allottees or occupants of the parcel referred to as"Apo XK Design positioned within the FCT.They asked the appellate court to hold that the trial judge errs in law when he stated that "in wishing a statement of the title or lawful profession, each allottee is a required celebration"consequently occasioning a miscarriage of justice.But in the consentaneous judgement delivered by Justices Mohammed Mustapha, Emmanuel Akomaye Agim and Tani Yusuf Hassan on May 18, 2017, bought the FCT Minister, FCDA and ENL Consortium Limited to right away stop the acts of trespass and to remove all equipment or personnel from the plots of land situated within XK Layout, Apo District which belongs to the appellants.In the lead judgment checked out by Justice Mustapha, he said,"having actually fixed all the problems that call for determination in this appeal against the participants, this appeal succeeds and it is permitted, the judgment of the high court is thus set aside."This appeal is successful and it is allowed. The judgment of the trial court is thus set aside. The amount of N2 million to the appellants as damages for trespass. Expense of N1 million is granted in favor of the appellants to the appellants.""The allotment of the land in conflict to FHA by FCT Minister and FCDA is null and space. The supposed revocation of the titles of the complainants to the land in disagreement is unlawful, and therefore void. FHA or their representatives are bought to abate the

acts of trespass and eliminate all workers or machinery from the land in conflict. "The Court of Appeal held Justice Mustapha kept in mind that in his lead judgement that the," proof for the purpose of the law means nothing more than the procedure of developing, to the complete satisfaction of the court, the presence or non-existence of any truth in concern asserted; and the burden of establishing such assertion is on the party who made the assertion, given that he would lose, if no proof is led in evidence at the end of the day.""The trial court discovered at page 309 of the record that ... the First

plaintiff vides his evidence developed an existing legal transaction on plot XK 364 Apo Design, which in my view entitles him to a right of tenancy ..." "It is crucial to remember that the 1st plaintiff referred to is the 5th participant in this case, who represented the appellants in the match at the high court."" I have specified in earlier parts of this judgment while resolving concern 2 that this suit was instituted in

a representative capability and the mistake in misinterpreting the representative nature of the match occasioned a miscarriage of justice, it is needless to be recurring", Justice Mustapha held.On June 15, 2017, the appellants sought and obtained"warrant for possession of properties "in the quote to enforce the Court of Appeal judgment. On October 12, 2017, the court bailiffs and policemen enforced the judgment

by kicking out the judgment debtors(FHA and ENL Consortium Ltd)and handed very same to the Appellants.But in what has actually stayed subject of guesswork, the very same Nigerian Cops on October 28, 2017, got into the Apo XK Layouts apparent to provide cover to ENL Consortium Ltd in its quote to resort to "self-help"rather of going to the Supreme Court if it is disappointed

with the Court of Appeal judgment.Beside strong eviction of the judgment financial institutions-- the appellants, the authorities locked evictions that function as the entry points to the land to avoid the appellants from accessing to their residential or commercial properties, safe for ENL Consortium Ltd and FHA who are allowed entry into the properties.However, on November

16, 2017, Yusuf Goya and Aminu Isah filed the match on behalf of the landowners and named IGP as the accused asking the court to purchase the cops to stop their backup to Haastrup's self-help and disobedience to the court order. In the motion moved by candidates 'attorney, Valentine Offia mentioned that:

"That candidates were notified that it was judgement debtors who advised the police to forcefully take the property, kick out the Applicants from their houses, luck the gates of the home in brazen offense of the judgement of the Court of Appeal and prohibited opposition to the earlier enforcement of that judgement."Offia insisted that the IGP have no basis moving his guys to assist ENL Consortium and FHA other than a premeditated to perpetuate mischief such as self-help. On December 14, 2017, IGP who was represented in the court by the Police Commissioner (Legal ), David

Igbodo, told the court that the cops are in the home to prevent break down of law and order.This is simply as he was told by Offia that the police can not keep peace on the side of the judgment debtor alone except for concealed interest. IGP's action is a flagrant disobedience of the Court of Appeal judgment, Offia insisted." Section 44 of the 1999 Constitution

as modified precludes IGP from strong seizure and occupation of people's residential or commercial properties in the country. "the lawyer said.After ruling for FHA, ENL Consortium, FCT Minister and FCDA to

participate in the match, Justice Sylvanus Oriji adjourned for additional hearing in the matter till February 5, 2018. Abdulsalam is a legal specialist base in Abuja

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The court judgments are implied to be obeyed without demand, specifically in any nation governed by rule of law. Section 287 of the 1999 Constitution (as changed) ensures the enforcement of court judgments in any part of the country.Section 287(2)for example states that: 'The decisions of the Court of...