By Charity Ukaegbu
The residents of Ifesowapo Community Development Area in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State are in fear of demolition of their houses.
The residents, including those of Ilepa, Onihale, Igbusi and other small villages in Ifo, have survived several threats from Lagos University Teaching Hospital Annex situated in Ipakoto area of Ifo on the grounds that the land which they occupy, according to the leader of the community, Elder P.K. Idowu, belongs to LUTH.
The residents, Idowu said, lived in fear of demolition and this has caused the death of some of the landlords. The community leader called on the federal and Ogun State governments to come to their aid by calling LUTH to order.
“We are peaceful people and we are urging the Federal Ministry of Health and Ogun State Government to “save our souls,” Idowu said. “The lands which we built our houses on were genuinely purchased and we don’t know why LUTH wants to demolish them.”