Magodo Phase II Estate Tussle; Sanwo-Olu Intervenes, Orders Warring Parties To Stand Down

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally intervened in the Magodo Phase II land tussle and called on all the parties involved to stand down pending the complete resolve of the issues surrounding ownership of the estate land.

Addressing journalists and estate residents during his visit to the Estate on Tuesday, the Governor invited the warring stakeholders to a meeting in his office in Ikeja on Wednesday at 11 am for an amicable resolution of the issues.

Armed policemen, reportedly acting on the instruction of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had a fortnight ago, laid siege on Magodo Phase II Estate following the planned demolition of property in the estate based on a Supreme Court Order by members of the
Shangisha Landlord Associations and families, original owners of the land taken over by the Military administrator of the State prior to the construction of the Estate.

Residents who had appealed to Governor Sanwo-Olu to intervene had resisted the siege and forceful takeover and demolition of their legally acquired property

The Governor’s visit also facilitated the release of about 20 residents arrested earlier by the Police.

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