March 3, 2024

Magodo Estate: Sanwo-Olu storms estate as police evict residents

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 The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has visited the scene of the protest by Magodo residents over the planned invasion and demolition of their property.

This is coming as police officers have begun to evict residents and forcefully take possession of houses in Phase 2, Magodo Estate, Lagos,

Officers deployed by Usman Baba-Alkali, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), on Tuesday, locked some marked houses and forced out residents.

Some residents said the officers marked their houses locked their gates to prevent access.

The Chairman of the Magodo Residents Association (MRA), Banjo Osinubi, said police officers had been loitering around the estate for the past two weeks, marking houses with the inscription ‘ID/795/88 possession taken today, 21/12/2021 by court order’.

This action was done to implement a Supreme Court ruling which found the Lagos State Government guilty of illegally possessing Shangisha Landlords Association’s 549 plots of land which form part of the estate.

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