Sanwo-Olu storms Magodo as police forcefully evict residents

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

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.

The officers, according to residents, marked their houses and used padlocks to lock their gates in a bid to prevent access.

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Banjo Osinubi, chairman of the Magodo Residents Association (MRA), 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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