The Ogun State High Court has annulled the enforcement of a prior judgment concerning 4500 hectares of land in Sagamu. Justice Tajudeen Okunsokan set aside the earlier ruling favoring the Oso-Edu family, represented by Oniraniken of Iraniken, Sagamu, Oba Adewale Adeniji, Chief Nurudeen Sanni, and Prince Segun Ogunkoya.
A prolonged dispute existed over the expansive land in Okerala; Igbo Iwaju; Torogun; Simawa; Ajebo; Ewu Ogundipe; Ewu Ololo; Alahun; Apena Seriki; Erungben communities. Oba Adeniji and two others asserted the land belonged to the Oso-Edu Family based on a 2018 judgment by Justice AA Babawale.
In June 2020, Fasasi Tiamiyu, Olalekan Sulaimon, Saula Oseni, and others sought to overturn the judgment. They argued they were not party to the suit and were unaware of the judgment until later. Justice Okunsokan rejected the claimants’ objection, stating the applicants had standing to initiate the action, and the prior judgment did not bind them as they were not involved in the original suit.