A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority (FCDA) from demolishing Trademore Estate sited in the Lugbe area of Abuja.

In an interim injunction yesterday, Justice Mohammed Zubairu ordered that the first to fourth defendants/respondents to maintain status quo and stop plans to demolish the estate.

The first to fourth defendants/respondents are the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, the FCDA, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), and the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

Justice Zubairu further ordered that the parties maintain status quo, while the Motion on Notice and Writ of Summons be served on the Defendants forthwith.

It would be recalled that the Permanent Secretary of the FCTA had declared the Trademore area a disaster zone after recurrent floods in the estate had led to loss of lives and properties.

The residents had last week shut their gates in protest against the planned demolition of structures in the estate by officials of FCDA.

The case was adjourned to the 22nd of September, 2023 for hearing of the Motion on Notice.