Tears as houses worth N15bn get demolished in Epe

Tears as houses worth N15bn get demolished in Epe

As millions of Nigerians prepare for the Yuletide, which is two days ahead, thousands of residents of Olokonla Town via Ogombo Village in Eti Osa Local Council of Lagos State, will not be marking Christmas in a joyful mood as they continue to wail and agonise over the wanton demolition of their houses by armed military men on December 16.

On the said day, over 50 armed military men stormed the community and demolished over 200 property valued at over N15 billion.Many of the landlords and occupants of the demolished building, who attempted to protect their property were beaten; some to a state of coma, while others were severely injured and are presently receiving treatment at different hospitals.

Narrating his ordeal, one of the victims, Mr. Utomi Michael, whose multi-million naira property was not spared, said: “I bought the 17 hectares during the administration of Bola Tinubu and we were issued all necessary documents. It was initially 24 hectares. I later conceded seven after a protracted court case.” Read more

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