A High Court in Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, yesterday fixed December 15 for definite hearing in a suit filed by Andikan Resources Limited against FCT Minister and two others, over alleged unlawful demolition of its estate.
Justice Angela Otaluka fixed the date following the absence of the respondents and their lawyers in court yesterday.
Other respondents to the case are the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, and the Inspector-General of Police.
Otaluka ordered that the notice of new date of hearing should be served on all the defendants.
Andikan Resources Limited had alleged that the respondents demolished the estate located at Sabon Lugbe south-west extension layout in 2012 without notice.
The company alleged that the land was duly allocated to it by the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, and it built over 80 housing units of various specifications and sizes on it.
The plaintiff said the presidency had intervened and set up a committee headed by a Commissioner of Police, James Aroniyo, to investigate the matter.
It said that the committee demanded the original document of the land for cite and investigation which was given to it.
Andikans alleged that after citing, the committee collected the original document and refused to release it.
It also alleged that the IGP also refused to comply with the subpoena from the court to come and tender the document as exhibit.
At the resumed hearing of the case, lawyer to the plaintiff, Mr Alex Williams reminded the judge of its subsisting order of subpoena on the IGP.
Williams said his client would begin a contempt proceeding on the IGP if he failed to comply with the court’s order at the next adjourned date.

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