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Demolition victims slam N100bn suit on AGF, IG, others

BY MONSURU OLOWOOPEJO

*A bulldozer at work during the demolition at Maza-Maza. INSET: A tipper being used to cart away debris from the scene
*A bulldozer at work during the demolition at Maza-Maza. INSET: A tipper being used to cart away debris from the scene

LAGOS—Victims of police demolition exercise in Lagos have dragged the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the Ministry of Police Affairs to the Federal High Court in a N100 billion suit over the violation of their fundamental human rights.

Also joined as respondents were: Attorney-General of Lagos State, Lagos State Taskforce on Environment and Special Offences Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State Lands Bureau and Area Commander, Area K Police command.

The Nigerian Police Force on December 16, last year demolished 1,500 structures erected on 65 hectares of land in the three communities-Araromi Ale Extension, Mowo Phase 11 and Atinporome, accusing the owners of the structures of trespassing on its land.
The suit with case No.FHC/L/CS/1779/13, was filed by 23 persons on behalf of themselves and on behalf of the landlords and residents of Araromi Ale Extension, Mowo Phase 11, and Atinporome communities

 


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