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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Photos: Residents In Tears As Lagos State Demolishes Illegal Shanties In Obalende

Yesterday, Lagos State Government began the demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Obalende after it served another 48 hours ‘Abatement Notice’, Tuesday, 25th to Thursday, 27th of July, 2017, to all owners of illegal structures and shanties including containerised shops around Obalende to remove them immediately or face demolition and prosecution.

Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force Superintendent of Police, Olayinka Egbeyemi said the illegal structures and shanties including containerised shops were directly constructed right on water channels thereby, blocking free flow of water through drainage and canals around Obalende with resultant floods whenever it rains.

He had disclosed that the initial 6-month notice from the government expired recently but the law permitted a 48 hours ‘Abatement Notice’ to be served before any demolition.

Residents were however seen in uncontrollable tears as the task force team sormed the area this morning.

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