Tonto Dikeh’s ex Kpokpogri files N2bn lawsuit over demolition of property

Tonto Dikeh and ex-lover Prince Kpokpogri

Prince Kpokpogri, an ex-lover of actress Tonto Dikeh, has filed a two billion naira lawsuit against the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority, the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, over the demolition of his property. reported in a video that circulated on the internet on Saturday, May 14, that Kpokpogri accused the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) of demolition without prior notice.

According to Kpokpogri, who stated that he does not know who is behind the demolition, said the FCDA stormed his building early in the morning without notice and began to destroy his gate and fence.

In a ruling on Thursday, a high court sitting at Maitama restrained the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, from further demolishing the residence of Prince Kpokpogri.

The order followed an ex-parte application Kpokpogri filed through his lawyers led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who told the court how the FCDA invaded his client’s residence on May 14 with armed policemen, bulldozers, and excavators.

He said they commenced the demolition of his house, beginning with the boys’ quarters, adding that the agents of the FCDA threatened to return for total demolition of Kpokpogri’s house and failed to give any reason for their action.

Ozekhome begged the court to intervene in the matter, in the interest of justice.

In his ruling, Justice Charles Agbaza, said he found merit in the ex-parte application and accordingly granted all the reliefs that were sought by the Applicant. Justice Agbaza said: “I have carefully perused the affidavit of the Applicant and also listened to the counsel. This court finds merit in the application and it is satisfied that the Applicant has fulfilled all the conditions to warrant the exercise of discretion in his favour.

“The Application has merit and it is accordingly granted.”