According to S.R, the G.O of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, is on the verge of losing the vast land on which MFM Prayer City sits. .
A court ruling delivered on 12 May by Justice A.A Akinyemi of the Abeokuta Division of the High Court of Ogun State, stated that the Adejonlu family are the bona fide owners of the land along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. .
This implies that Mr. Olukoya’s church had bought the land from, and paid, the wrong people. Ownership dispute over the the land began in 2003 and took the form of litigation via two different cases (Suit Nos. AB/60/2003 and AB/61/2003) between the Adejonlu and Oduleye families. .
Justice Akinyemi’s ruling, exclusively obtained by S.R, declared the Adejonlu family genuine owners of the land and that they are entitled to the right of occupancy over the land. .
Following the ruling the Adejonlus’ lawyer, Mr. R. O. Sadik, said he wrote many letters to Mr. Olukoya for negotiation and settlement. .
One of the letters demanded a payment of N5m per plot to cover the acreage that would be agreed on by the land owners and the church. Similarly, the letter demanded the immediate payment of 40% of the total cost of the acreage agreed upon. .
But these demands, Sadik told SaharaReporters, have been met with indifference. According to him, Mr. Olukoya is unwilling to negotiate with the landowners. He, however, warned that the owners are keen on enforcing the court ruling and taking full possession of the land.