Court adjourn Lagos Country Club dispute for report of settlement, orders parties to maintain status quo.


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday adjourned for Report of Settlement and ordered all parties maintain status quo pending when the parties will resolve their dispute as proposed by the parties.

Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa adjourned the case to the 6th of July in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/321/24 between The Registered Trustees of Lagos Country Club and Mr Seyi Adewunmi and other members of the Management Council to 25th of June for report of settlement.
At the resumption of hearing of hearing on Thursday, Dr Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) appeared for the Plaintiffs
while Mr Dele Adesina (SAN) appeared for the Defendants except the 3rd and 15th Defendants.
Mr G.K. AdelusI appeared for the 3rd Defendant while Babatunde Fasanu (SAN ) appeared for himself as the 15th Defendant.

Adesina informed That he has gone through the papers filed in the matter and he was of the opinion opinion that this case and sister cases can be resolved amicably between the parties.
Emphasizing that the parties are members of the same family that even as “mouth and tongue’ do quarrel.
“I do not see any reason why parties cannot sit down with the guidance of their Counsel to settle this case. The Club is 75 years old
Adesina (SAN) informed the Court that his learned Silk and brother Dr Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) is in agreement with the application to resolve the dispute between the parties.

In the circumstance, I seek your lordship to give us a date for the parties and Counsels to meet and explore amicable settlement.
Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) said that he has conferred with Counsel to parties and they have agreed for an adjournment.
Dr Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) told the court that he agree with his learned brother Silk into to.

“I share his views. It is a family matter. There is no reason why we cannot resolve this dispute.”
Other Counsels in the matter conceded to settling the case and the sister case out of court.
In his bench ruling for adjournment, Justice Allagoa said that with the three eminent Silks in the instant case, he does not see why they will not agree with you and resolve the dispute.
“I will grant the application for adjournment for Report of Settlement.
The judge held that with the settlement process, all the sister cases are going to be adjourned too.
Meanwhile, Justice Allagoa directed that status quo should continue to be maintained by the parties in this matter and the money belonging to the Club in the bank should not be tampered with.

He adjourned the case to 25th of June for report of settlement.

Mike Ojo

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