Court Throws Out Case Seeking to Deregister Ikota Shopping Complex Owners & Operators Association

Barrister Ezeobi Chinedu
Barrister Ezeobi Chinedu, Chairman of ISCOOA

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has delivered judgment in favour of Corporate Affairs Commission in a matter seeking to set aside the registration of the Ikota Shopping Complex Owners and Operators Association (ISCOOA).

The matter was originally brought by some dissatisfied persons who include Otunba Hakeem Oladipo Animashaun, Mr Daniel Agbado and a company named Bright Sunrise Properties Limited owned by one Kunle Oloyede listed as representing themselves and a class of shop owners in Ikota Shopping Complex.


The applicants sought among other things, an order of Mandamus compelling the Corporate Affairs Commission to set aside the registration of ISCOOA.

Justice J.T. Tsoho in his judgement held that the applicants did not meet one of the vital requirements for applying for mandamus, which is evidence of a prior demand that a public duty be performed and refused. The applicants failed to meet this requirement. He further held that the registration of ISCOOA had been validly completed by the Corporate Affairs Commission without complaint by applicants.

The judge also held that mandamus is not the appropriate remedy to have been sought for the nature of the applicants complaints. The judge then declined the request of the applicants to set aside the registration of ISCOOA.

Chairman of ISCOOA, Barrister Ezeobi in his comments appreciated the erudite manner the judge delivered the judgement. He said further that there was no victor no vanguished in the matter. He therefore called the applicants to join ISCOOA in moving the complex forward.