Owner of Adi Ali International Limited, Ali Adi has sued the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters, Ahmed Ali Gulak and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, at an Abuja High court for allegedly revoking and reallocating a plot of land allocated to the company to another company.
The plaintiff named Na Allah Properties Limited, a firm belonging to Gulak, Alhaji Awwal Muhammed, and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) as co-defendants.
Counsel to the plaintiff, Aliyu Musa Yauri asked the court to order the return of the ownership of the disputed land to Adi Ali, among other reliefs.
Adi Ali claims that the disputed piece of land located at No 8 Cadastral Zone DO1, Karsana District, Abuja, was originally allocated to him in the name of his company but later unilaterally transferred by the FCT Minister having been misled by Gulak without adhering to due process.
He asked the court to, among other things, declare that the transfer of the right of occupancy of the land to Gulak’s company, vests no proprietary interest in Gulak’s company and that he remains its beneficial owner.
The plaintiff seeks, “a mandatory order compelling the FCT minister to cancel the purported offer of the right of occupancy of the said land and a consequential order returning the ownership of the land to him”. No date has been fixed for hearing.