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Lagos Issues Notice For Demolition Of Illegal Shanties In Fagba

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, has issued a seven-day removal notice to owners and occupiers of illegal structures and shanties around Fagba along Abbatior new Oko-Oba area of the state.

The notice was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, on Sunday.

The task force gave the owners a seven-day ultimatum to vacate the affected areas.

Egbeyemi said that “over 2500 illegal structures/shanties including containerised shops were served removal order around the area.

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“These illegal shanties were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who burnt and destroyed both public and private properties along that axis during the last protest.

“It was an eye-sore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking Indian hemp including underage boys around the area.”

Egbeyemi said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has “directed that immediately after the expiration of the seven-day removal order, any miscreants or hoodlums arrested be charged to court for prosecution”.

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