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Lawyer Says Gordons Eviction Was By Law

The lawyer representing the Chinese businessman for the Gordons eviction says the eviction is not illegal as claimed by NHC.

Martin Kombri said by law, police and complainant Wens Holding Limited was following orders to evict the tenants Lucy Agen and Ceceila Awi.

Mr Kombri said a 14-day notice was served but was not followed by the tenants.

Mr. Kombri said, the eviction carried out a day before Christmas is not illegal. He said by law police executed the court order after the 14 days elapsed on 22nd December 2015 for the tenants to move out.

Kombri’s outburst comes five days after Housing Minister John Kaupa condemned the eviction at Gordons, Lapwing Drive. He also stated that the sale of the property was done in 2015 under proper procedures.

On 26th December 2017 evictees Lucy Agen and Cecelia Awi obtained a stay order. Kombri lawyers’ claim that was done ex parte and without being notified.

Kombri lawyers also blamed media outlets for reporting biasedly. He said Wens Holding had acted between the legal frameworks to acquire the property.

According to Housing Minister John Kaupa, NHC will seek legal clarification to obtain the title of the property.

The matter will return to the courts this Friday for submissions on the issue of jurisdiction.

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