- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has been openly defied by a chief superintendent of police
- The governor had pleaded with police to leave the estate but the police officer said that he has orders from top government officials in Abuja
- Specifically, he mentioned the names of Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; as well as the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
In what many people will describe as a challenge, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been defied openly by an unnamed Chief Superintendent of Police.
The Lagos state governor had asked the police boss to vacate the Magodo Phase 2 Estate area of the state but the CSP flatly refused.
He told the governor that he and his armed colleagues were at the estate on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; as well as the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Punch Newspaper reports.
For days, policemen accompanied suspected land grabbers and members of a family who had planned to demolish property in the choice estate to execute a Supreme Court judgment. The development has caused a commotion at the estate as landlords and tenants panic over their fate.
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“Can you call your superiors in Abuja and tell them that the governor is here and as the Chief Security Officer, you don’t have any business being in my state right now and that I want you to disengage right now?”
But the unnamed CSP replied:
“I am here on the instruction of the Inspector General of Police through the AGF. I am too small or too low to call them. Your Excellency sir, you can call them sir.
Crisis hits mega rich Magodo as Adeyiga family threatens to retrieve land
In another report, Legit.ng had reported that hostilities have once again reared their head up in Lagos as residents of Magodo and the Adeyiga family lockked on in battle over land ownership. As a result of this, the gate of the Shangisha Estate, off CMD Road, was locked as of 4:am on Wednesday, December 22.
According to reports, nobody could either come in or go out as commercial activities became paralysed. Residents complained that the family has threatened to pull down the houses with bulldozers.
Boy who works as bus conductor in Lagos, lives under Oshodi bridge becomes chess champion, wins trophy
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old Nigerian boy, Adeoye Fawaz who works as a bus conductor to survive and has been living under the bridge all his life has finally had a life turnaround.
The turnaround was made possible by Tunde Onakoya, the CEO of Chess in Slum Africa, an organisation that has used the game of chess to give new meanings to many lives.
Fawaz will not be the only one whose life the NGO has changed. Many months ago, Tunde's encounter with a boy with cerebral palsy seized media attention.