Magodo Land Tussle: Governor Sanwo-Olu Intervenes, Plans Meeting

Magodo Land Tussle: Governor Sanwo-Olu Intervenes, Plans Meeting

  • Earlier, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state was embarrassed by a chief superintendent of police
  • In reaction, the governor has called for calm and assured residents of the estate that a meeting would be scheduled regarding the matter
  • Meanwhile, the governor who was at the estate yesterday indicated an interest in finally meeting with the landowners

Lagos state- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Tuesday, January 4, visited residents protesting against the continuous presence of armed policemen in the Magodo Phase 2 Estate area of the state.

The Punch reports that Sanwo-Olu pleads for calm while assuring residents that a meeting had been scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, with the judgment creditors, adding that representatives of the association and the police would also be involved.

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The moment, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was defied openly by an unnamed Chief Superintendent of Police. Photo credit: The Lagos State Government
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He said:

“In the car, I spoke extensively with the IGP and with the Honourable Attorney-General and we have resolved all the issues. What we will see is that there will be a total stand down and tomorrow, around 11am, we will be inviting representatives of the judgment creditors.”

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Sanwo-Olu urged residents to go about their lawful business, assuring that nobody would be harassed or their property touched, The Guardian reported also.

Crisis hits mega-rich Magodo as Adeyiga family threatens to retrieve land

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that hostilities have once again reared their head up in Lagos as residents of Magodo and the Adeyiga family locked 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.

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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.


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