By Charles Kumolu
AMNESTY International has called on Lagos State government to commence investigation into the eviction of 30,000 residents of Otodogbami community with a view to ascertaining the roles played by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LSBCA and the Nigerian Police.
In a response to the state government’s denial of involvement in the incident, the organization accused the latter of trying to evade its responsibilities to Otodo Gbame residents.
A statement by its Researcher, Mr. Morayo Adebayo said affected residents and public need to know the truth behind what happened in Otodogbami.
The statement reads: ‘’Amnesty International is repeating its call for independent and impartial investigations into the events which led to the forced evictions of 30,000 residents of Otodo Gbame community. These investigations should determine the roles played by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, the Nigerian Police and those found responsible prosecuted.”