*Property worth millions of naira destroyed
By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA – Gunmen numbering about ten, weekend, invaded a recreation centre in Kuto, Abeokuta in Ogun State, destroying property worth millions of naira and injuring one of the managers of the club.
Vanguard gathered that, there has been controversy between the Federal Government and the state government over the ownership of the land, which was leased to a former Chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government Area, Mr. Wale Ajayi.
During the invasion of the centre formerly known as amusement park, now Thrillers park, Vanguard gathered that fun seekers scampered for safety as the invaders allegedly chased them away before destroying property.
Narrating his ordeal, Ajayi claimed that, though, no life was lost, one of the managers sustained injury while running for his life.
He, however, claimed that, the damaged property was estimated to be worth over N10 million.
Vanguard also learnt that, the federal government through the then Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urban Development, had taken over the property since 2006 as part of its road extension and has reportedly leased the property to the former Chairman till June 2012.