Dr. Richmond Leigh, founder of the Father’s House Church, Warri, has alleged that he was targeted to be killed through charms by those who criminally took possession of his land in Ubejj community, Warri South Council Area of Delta State.
He spoke on backdrop of the January 12, 2018 Supreme Court unanimous verdict affirming him as the real owner of a 7 acres of land in Ubeji community in Warri South Council area of Delta State which was subject of dispute for 26 years.
Speaking to journalists on the successful taking over of the landed property, Dr. Leigh said, “I give thanks to God Almighty for making me to witness this day because all their Juju and charms targeted to kill me failed.
“I just want to tell them that the God I serve is greater than all their charms put together to harm and criminally take my hard earned property with impunity in the false belief I will die before the end of the court case that took almost 26years.
Continuing, he said, “this my action will serve as deterrent to those who takes pleasure in selling one piece of land to numerous persons relying on their false juju/charm to kill the original buyer.
“In my case, the buyers were all aware that they were acquiring my property through the wrong people, that is the more reasons, having come this far and am still alive, there is need to teach some lessons for people to learn from, otherwise I do not real need all those large piece of land”, he explained.
Our correspondent report that it took the intervention of the Ologbotsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami to persuade Pastor Leigh to discontinue the demolition exercise.
Emami however charged all those who trespassed on the said land to immediately take steps to negotiate and settle with Dr. Leigh’s solicitors for their own benefit.
BigPen Online recalls that officials of Warri High Court had on Friday moved into the land with an Excavator and armed security operatives to bring down some buildings, and seal all affected structures on the said land.
The exercise was to enable the rightful owner take legal possession of land from the affected landlords and tenants who had trespassed on the said property.
Armed with the High Court Certificate of Warrant duly signed by the Chief Bailiff of the Court dated 2nd March, 2018 the Court moved in a convoy of three Hilux van with mobile policemen and the Excavator to pull down the structures.
Among structures affected was the palatial residence of a Medical practitioner, Dr. Temisanren.
A notice which read; “Taken Possession” boldly written in red ink was pasted in all the structures.