Property owners, Chief Adetunji Omisore and Tajudeen Mohammed, have condemned the demolition and sealing of their buildings by the Lagos State situated.
The property is located at No. 4, Ladoke Akintola Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.
In a statement made available to The Nation by the owners, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LSBCA), was alleged to have served the owner and developer of the said property a 7-day demolition notice on Friday, July 15, 2022.
On Monday, July 18, the developer approached the General Manager of LSBCA, Gbolahan Oki, for clarification on the action, presenting the fact that the property in question was under the authorisation and jurisdiction of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to the owners, an attempt to prove that they had the approved documents on the said land fell on deaf ears.
However, without waiting for the 7-day notice to lapse, on Tuesday, July 19, the agency allegedly moved caterpillar and Black Maria to the site to begin demolition of the over 500 million investment as early as 6:00am in the morning, barricading the property
It took the intervention of the Presidential Committee on Lease in Abuja to put a stop to the demolition after frantic calls were made to them. By then, a new six-bedroom bungalow, a penthouse, the reception of the hotel building among other things had been levelled down on the 3800 square metres property.