A Nigerian entrepreneur based mostly in the United States, Alhaji Muhammed Karage has petitioned the Global Criminal Court (ICC) and the Nigerian Senate around the forceful consider-about of his land by the Kaduna Point out govt.
In a statement despatched to SaharaReporters, Karage accused the point out governor, Nasir El-Rufal of utilizing point out electric power to deprive him of land he purchased by using the owing system of law.
According to him, he acquired the land from one particular Alhaji Umaru Dikko who ensured there were being no shortcomings on the land. He said just after the obtain, he also ensured that he compensated all dues although adhering strictly to the rules and laws.
Nonetheless, he mentioned some individuals in power showed desire in the land which hindered the issuance of a allow for him to build the land.
He reported, later on on, he got a revocation discover and attempts to plead his bring about unsuccessful.
He reported even when a court docket of proficient jurisdiction dominated that the standing quo need to be preserved, the Kaduna Condition authorities disobeyed the court orders and sold the land to someone else who is at this time developing it.
He termed on equally the ICC and the Nigerian Senate to look into the alleged flagrant violations by El-Rufai, using the equipment of the point out to commit injustice.
in the petition Alhaji Muhammed Karage despatched to the ICC and the Nigerian Senate, he pointed out that “I bought land from Late Alhaji Umaru Dikko in 2012. It is found at Sobawa Dankande Industrial location. In advance of I purchased the land, Late Umaru Dikko was spending all dues and complied with all principles of the point out. I compensated all dues with all point out needs and certifications.
“But some powers commenced showing curiosity in the land. Some folks in government identified the land and declared curiosity in it. Bureaucratic manoeuvres have been used to protect against to the ground (sic) for taking over the land by drive. As the operator, I was deliberately denied a allow to develop it and in April been given a revocation detect. All initiatives to get my aspect of the tale read failed.
“Jimi Lawal who generally claimed to be working on the instruction of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai connived with all establishments to get about the primary land by force. I, Alhaji Muhammed Karage approached a court docket which ruled that standing quo really should be maintained.
“But Kaduna point out federal government, utilizing state apparatus dismissed this ruling and employed policemen to avert the owner from accessing the land. The land was eventually sold to one more man or woman who is presently establishing it. At a issue, police have been employed to give safety to the builders of the land.”
Karage even more identified as on the worldwide court docket to investigate the make any difference and do justice, expressing all endeavours to get justice have been futile.
“As a legislation-abiding citizen, I will continue to keep on searching for what rightly belonged to and was taken by pressure by way of suggests that is fully illegitimate. I have carried out my very best and experimented with so numerous instances to make the Kaduna point out govt see purpose and return my land, but they refused.
“This will not discourage me from going on with seeking justice. I urge the Nigerian Senate to contemplate my situation and examine the conditions leading to the forceful takeover of my land. I have all files demonstrating normal payment of all fees on the land and I by no means violated the law. I simply call on all applicable authorities to intervene and safeguard the rule of legislation.”