ABUJA—A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, was, yesterday, demolished by Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Development Control Department.
The building, at A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, was situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi-Kado Life Camp Expressway, Abuja.
Emmanuel Anene, a lawyer with E. A, Ezugwu and Associates, told NAN that the issue of the building was still pending before the Federal High Courts in Lagos and Abuja.
“Sometime before, people from development control came to the site, alleging that there was no approval for the building,” Anene was quoted as saying.
“We met them at their office and showed them the approval, which they accepted. We thought that the matter was over.
“They had earlier gone to court with application for forfeiture of the property to the government which they failed to achieve at the Lagos High Court.
“So we were surprised that a team came this afternoon without notifying us to remove the structure.
Responding, Muktar Usman, Director of Development Control, FCTA, told NAN that the building had no approval and that notice was served for the demolition of the property.