Former lover of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, has filed a 2 billion lawsuit against the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority, the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, for the demolition of his multi-million naira mansion.
According to reports, the Federal Capital Development Agency (FCDA) demolished Prince Kpokpogri’s multi-million naira mansion in May. The socialite had gone to court to seek more than ₦2 billion in damages for the illegal demolition of his home by Abuja authorities, whom he accused of demolishing his home because he refused to sell it.
A high court sitting in Maitama restrained the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, from demolishing Prince Kpokpogri’s residence any further on Thursday.
The order came after Kpokpogri’s lawyers, led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the court how the FCDA invaded his client’s home on May 14 with armed police officers, bulldozers, and excavators.
He claimed that they began demolishing his house, beginning with the boys’ quarters and that FCDA agents threatened to return for total demolition of Kpokpogri’s house without providing any explanation.
Ozekhome pleaded with the court to intervene in the case for the sake of justice.
In his ruling, Justice Charles Agbaza stated that he found merit in the ex-parte application and accordingly granted all of the Applicant’s requested reliefs. According to Justice Agbaza: