Late Efunroye Tinubu’s Estate re-affirms Akindele as authorised Attorney

The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adamakin Works and Investments Ltd, Akinfolabi Akindele, as the authorised Attorney of the entire property of the late business mogul, Madam Efunroye Tinubu, has been re-affirmed. Akindele’s appointment was reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Estate of Madam Efunroye Tinubu.

According to a statement signed by the two families’ representatives, Monsuru Kassim Lumosa and Alfa Sule Sanni Sobowale, to further address various al  leged impersonations arising from different quarters claiming Power of Attorney of the said properties, the BOT Chairman, Alhaji Adio Kazeem Lumosa, who expressed dismay over the development, stated that it is sad that the development is coming at a time the Vice-Chairman of the BOT, Dr Gabriel Fasetire, passed on.

The BOT Chairman insisted that the two families that have legal authority as beneficiaries to the property of the late Efunroye Tinubu have no dispute to warrant a change of Attorney. He urged members of the public to be cautious about dealing with any unauthorised persons who claimed to have the Power of Attorney over the property of  the late business mogul.

Alhaji Lumosa further called on the police to commence an investigation to nail the perpetrators of the act, so that innocent Nigerians will not fall victim.

He noted that anyone who is in doubt can verify their legality through a suit designated, LSD/GC/105078, which affirmed their legal authorities regarding the beneficiaries of the Estate of the late business tycoon. It would be recalled that a statement was published in some national dailies by the Secretary of the BOT, Temilola Daud Adesanya, had refuted same, describing the publication as false.

According to Adesanya, the said public notice did not represent the position of the family, adding that one of the two members of the Trustees was indisposed at the time the publication was issued, and could not have appended his signature on it.

He warned that any person or group of persons that deals with the purported new Attorney, Walaris Nigeria, does so at his or her peril, as the firm does not have the support of the Efunroye Tinubu family.

Specifically, Adesanya stated that the BoT Chairman, Alhaji Lumosa, and the Vice Chairman, Dr Gabriel Fasetire, denied signing the said publication, as there was no time such decision was taken

Iyalode Tinubu Family Embraces Peace, Withdraws Suit Against Akindele

The family of the late Madam Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu has finally agreed to settle the rift among them by withdrawing a suit filed by some aggrieved members of the family against Chief Akinfolabi Akindele as the holder of the power of attorney over the expanse of land left behind by the late Yoruba warrior.

Prior to the discontinuation of the suit, some elders of the two warring families (the Shobowale family and the Lumosa family) had agreed to bury the hatchet and stop washing their dirty linens in the public in the interest of the great Yoruba ancestor.

After they agreed to work together, the family consequently instructed their lawyer, Mr J.O.Ogunbiyi to withdraw the suit filed challenging the legal status of Adamakin Investment and Chief Akinfolabi Akindele as the authentic sole holder of the power of attorney to Iyalode Efunroye TInubu Estate in Lagos state.

After the application to discontinue was moved, the trial judge Justice O. Mabekoye of the Ogun State High Court in Abeokuta struck out the matter.

In his ruling on the application, Justice Mebekoya, noted the affidavit in support of the application sworn in support by one Gafar Babatunde Ibrahim, and the fact that the family had indeed settled their differences, therefore there was no need to go on with the matter.

lyalode Efunroye Tinubu left large expanse of land to her family. This has been a source of rift among the family.

However, following wise counsel, the family collectively decided to seek the path of unity in their efforts to recover their family land from individuals who in most cases are not family members, but detractors who insist on using some family members to cause confusion which had resulted in legal actions in courts.

These crises got to a head sometimes in 2019, when some members of the board of trustees of the Iyalode Efunroye TInubu Estate went to court challenging the legal status of Adamakin Investment and Chief Akinfolabi Akindele as the sole holders of the power of attorney to Iyalode Efunroye TInubu Estate in Lagos.

Earlier, in their statement of defence, Mr Kunle Awoma, lawyer to Adamakin and Akindele had asked the court to dismiss the matter.

The defendants Adamakin Investment and Works limited, Chief Akinfolabi Akindele, Rev Musiliu Adio Bakare. Chief Sulaimon Alani Sanni, Mrs Fausat Alausa, and Mr Moruf Afolabi, had averred that contrary to a statement contained in paragraph 7 of the statement of claim, the vast expanse of land covered by the Judgment of 23rd December 1912 and registered as number 45 in page 45 in Volume 2212 of the Register of Deed kept at the Lagos state Land Registry, Lagos, Nigeria, belonged to the estate of Late Iyalode Efunroye TInubu and does not belong to the first claimant as alleged
They argued that the Late Iyalode Efunroye TInubu family consisted of two branches: the shobowale family and the Lumosa family.

According to them, in order to recover part of the estate which covers 16 local government area in Lagos state which has been encroached upon by strangers, and to harmonise the interest of the entire family and ward off all impostors, the family unanimously agreed between the two branches that a board of trustees should be constituted to administer the affairs of the estate.

Consequently, the heads of the two family and two accredited representative of the two branches of Iyalode Efunroye TInubu family approached the court sometime in 2000 for appointment of trustees, pursuant to which the court made an order on 29th April 2020, appointing three of the claimants as well as the late Chief Adams Bilade Lahan as the four trustees to the Estate of Late Iyalode Efunroye TInubu.

The 2nd and 4th claimants belong to the Lumosa branch of the family, while the 3rd claimant and Late Chief Adams Bilade Lahan are members of the Shobowale family.

They further stated that as a result of their inability to handle the complexities involved in running the affairs of the entire estate, the trustees donated a power of attorney to Adamakin Investment and Works Limited and Chief Akinfolabi Akindele sometimes in August 2012, to act on their behalf and on behalf of the entire family in respect of the management of the estate.

They further argued that prior to the appointment of Adamakin Investment and Akindele, there had been bickerings, conflicts and tussles between the Shobowale family and the Lumosa family with the Lumosa family always seeking to marginalise and oppress the Shobowale family.

However, they said since the appointment of Adamakin Investment and Akindele, as attorney in respect of the estate, they have been performing their duties and responsibilities as contained in the power of attorney with utmost diligence, transparency and accountability, ensuring that the entitlement of the family was evenly distributed between the two branches of the TInubu family.

They stated that it was in furtherance of the duties stipulated under the power of attorney donated by the trustees to Adamakin Investment and Akindele that facilitated the opening of an estate bank account for the family, and also led to the production of survey plans which led to the discovery of more land encroached upon by strangers and reclaiming of abandoned land belonging to the estate, as well as engaging in litigation both at the trial and appellate court towards protecting the general interest of the late TInubu family.

They further stated that Adamakin Investment and Akindele had always given account of their stewardship to the trustees and the entire family, for the benefit of both the Lumosa family and the Shobowale family.

They maintained that the purported revocation of the power of attorney letter alleged to have been issued on 5th April 2017 was invalid, unjustified and ill-informed as it was never approved or authorised by the board of trustees and the two branches of the TInubu family.

Adamakin Investment Power Of Attorney Still Valid — Iyalode Tinubu Estate Families

*Families Reject New Trustees for Iyalode Tinubu Estate

The families of Lumosa and Sobowale have refuted a recent publication announcing the appointment of trustees and a surveyor to the estate of late Madam Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu.

In a statement, the families denied knowledge of any new appointment of trustees since 2002. They stated that the purported appointment of Maptech GIS Limited and Surveyor Adejumo Olusegun Pius is fraudulent aimed at hijacking the estate’s management.

The families affirmed that the power of attorney granted to Adamakin Investment and Works Ltd is still valid, as their assigned tasks remain unfinished. Hence, any termination notice is false.

Alh Shafiu Kasim Lumosa, representing the families, declared all information in the said publication as incorrect and evil attempts to impose control over the estate. He disclosed that the self-imposed trustees named in the publication are already subjects of existing litigation.

The full statement is read below.



  1. To put the record straight, there has not been new appointment of trustees to the estate since 2002. Thus, the purported appointment of the Maptech GIS Ltd in the said publication is without the knowledge of the Families, its principal members and the Legal trustees of the Estate. It is aimed at perpetrating fraud and to short change the families and other beneficiaries of the estate by using the Maptech GIS limited and its promoter Surveyor Adejumo Olusegun Pius as partner to achieve such inordinate and selfish desires
  2. The appointment of Messrs. Adamakin Investment and Works Ltd as attorney still subsist and has not been terminated and could not have been terminated because all the task assigned in the power donated by the legal trustees has not been fully concluded or done by either parties. The purported termination is therefore a ruse and the general public is hereby advised to disregard any of such appointment and be guided
  3. All the information in the publication is not correct and are geared towards achieving evil desires of the authors whose many attempts at hijacking the management of the estate to themselves alone has been thwarted and the spurious public notice in Guardian Newspaper of 3 January 2024 is one of such plan of force imposition which will be resisted. in fact, Alh Sufia Kasim Lumosa and Akinwemimo Kassim Sobowale self -imposition as the trustee of the estate is already subject matter of litigation and wonder how or why they could derive their power of appointment of agent or any person to the estate.
  4. The general Public is hereby advised disregard the content of the Publication and their authors in entirety as they are mischievous, bogus false and misleading

Adamakin investments works & limited

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The company was originally incorporated as Adamakin Investment & Works Limited, on 26th July, 2012 with RC. Number: 1053504 registered and authorized to manage Late Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu Estate.

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Adamakin Investments and Works Limited inform the General Public that it’s the only accredited agent to represent the Late Madam Efunroye Tinunbu’s Estate

Adamakin Investments and Works Limited inform the General Public that it’s the only accredited agent to represent the Late Madam Efunroye Tinunbu’s Estate

Efunroye Tinubu Estate: Family Reaffirms Adamakin Limited As Holder Of Power Of Attorney

The family of late Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu has reaffirmed the appointment of Mr Afolabi Adamakin of Adamakin and Works Limited as the bonafide and sole agent given the Power of Attorney by the family over the Estate of the late Efunroye Tinubu.

The two branches of the family, the Lumosa and Sobowale, disclosed this at a joint meeting held at Lumosa’s Compound, Oke-Ido Gbagura Abeokuta.

The Secretary-General of Madam Efunroye Tinubu Estate, Rev. Adio Bakare, said the family unanimously denied the Power of Attorney allegedly given to some other people like Lagoon Park Global Resources, Mansfield Real Estate Company, Integrated Service Limited, Mr Onyebuchi Opara Ugo, Mr Timothy Ogbonna, Mr Taiwo Oyewunmi, Mr Akeem Osuolade (a.k.a) Olowobusobuso, Mr Temilola Dawud Adesanya and Mr Ibrahim Mojeed.

According to him, the family further condemns the signing by the trustee for Oloto Family that Alaka land does not belong to Madam Efunroye Tinubu family, adding that “it has come to our notice that some unscrupulous people have been circulating rumour around Lagos State and its environs that the Power of Attorney given to Adamakin and Works Limited has been revoked by the family. Those doing this are doing so in order to successfully carry out their dubious act.

“We are also stating categorically that the family does not and will never give Power of Attorney to any other person. Therefore, the Power of Attorney given to Adamakin and Works Limited by the Legal/Administrator of the Family Estate and Properties is still intact and unrevokable. We are appealing to the general public to please stay away from these people because they have no legal right to represent or operate in any capacity on behalf of Madam Efunroye Tinubu family.

“The family, then, jointly agreed that it is only Afolabi Adamakin of Adamakin and Works Limited’ that is the bonafide Attorney of the Family and the family has agreed on the inclusion of more people to be members of Trustees to make their work transparent.

“This is to also let the public know that those trying to sell or develop parts of the land behind the National Stadium/Alaka/Iponri are doing so at their own risk; whoever trying to engage in any transaction with any person(s), or group, or company mentioned are doing such at utmost risk,” the family stated.