Farmer, 72, Ondo Police Commissioner disagree over judgment enforcement

By Robert Egbe

An Ondo farmer Chief Franklin Funmi Orunto and the Ondo Commissioner of Police Mr Undie Adie have disagreed over alleged non-enforcement of two excessive court docket judgments.

Orunto, 72, alleged that the police have been reluctant to behave, regardless of, in response to him, there being no enchantment towards each judgments.

He claimed that he paid N1.2 million to mobilise Adie’s males to implement the judgment however nothing was carried out and the cash was not refunded.

But Commissioner Adie denied the allegation and described Orunto’s story as a fabrication.

He stated neither he nor another CP would “stoop so low” as to demand cash to implement legitimate court docket judgments.

Orunto made his claims by means of his lawyer Chief Wale Omotosho, in a February 14, 2020 petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

Their disagreement issues judgments by Justice S. A. Ajayi and Justice A. O. Odusola of the Ondo State High Court over land and property possession in Ondo State.

Both fits, marked HOK/23/1983 and HOK/74/2014, have been instituted by Chief Orunto towards Omobuwa Akinmose and others and China Railway Construction Company and others.

The petitioner stated that the police’s inaction had denied him entry to his homes each in Ondo and Okitipupa and his giant expanse of farmland.

He alleged that the the police had taken sides with the dropping aspect in each judgments.

He appealed to the IGP to direct the command to implement each judgments.

He additional alleged that the Police wrongly accused him of being behind a latest fracas between the Navy and a few members of Okunmo group in Okitipupa, following blockage of the Igbokoda Expressway.

“All necessary court processes that were forwarded to the commissioner, were ignored and the commissioner, in spite of the money…for logistics and other purposes, refused to carry out the execution,”, the petition learn.

But, Adie, who spoke by means of the Command’s spokesperson, Tee Leo Ikoro, pooh-poohed the allegations.

He questioned how anybody would wish to pay cash if he had a legitimate court docket judgment in his favour.

Ikoro stated: “If you win a case in court docket, do you want to pay any individual that can assist you to execute that judgment?

“Tell him that the police and the Commissioner of Police Undie Adie is not going to stoop so low as to go gathering N1million to do a case {that a} court docket of competent jurisdiction has determined.

“The police is not going to condone that and the CP is not going to descend that low to gather cash from him to execute a case determined in his favour.

“It is just not true, it may by no means be true and it’ll by no means be true. Not only for this Commissioner, no Commissioner will try this.

“The particular person himself will know that this case is in my favour and it has been stated so by a court docket of competent jurisdiction, why do I have to pay somebody to execute it?

So, there’s nothing like that.

“If a court docket has given a judgment, you don’t want somebody to execute that judgment. The court docket didn’t say police ought to execute the judgment.

“This CP won’t do that. He will not rubbish himself with a million naira. He can’t do that. I know him very, very well. Those who know him will tell you if anyone is transparent, CP Adie is one of those transparent people.”

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