By Onozure Dania
RESIDENTS of Osborne Foreshore Two Estate, Lagos, have denied an allegation that they were planning to attack the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate/Foreshore Waters Limited, Richard Nyong.
Chairperson of Osborne Foreshore Two Estate Residents Association, Mrs. Chinwe Mbah, who described the allegation as false, said that such a thing was only in the imagination of Nyong and his company, noting that the residents have refused to retaliate his constant harassment and intimidation of the residents.
Mbah, in a statement, recalled that they woke up on April 7 to find that a heavy-duty construction truck working for Lekki Gardens Estate/Foreshore Waters Limited had blocked “Our entrance and exit gates, thereby, holding the residents and visitors to the estate hostage. This is the fourth time in six months.
“This is as a result of the management of the Estate insisting that they comply with estate rules guiding the commencement of any project/works.
“All residents and developers willingly comply with these guidelines with the sole exception of Lekki Gardens Estate/Foreshore Waters Limited.
“We wonder why a reputable company as Lekki Gardens Estate would brazenly act above the law? Why does its MD believe it is untouchable in the face of its obvious noncompliance with Lagos State building approvals is the question begging to be answered?
“We are worried at the desperate attempt by the company to peddle falsehood through print and online media outlets about a phantom attack planned by residents.
“Osbourne Foreshore residents, as law-abiding citizens, have never taken the law into their hands, but have written many letters to report constant harassment by Lekki Gardens Estate/Foreshore Waters Limited to the Inspector-General of Police as well as to the Lagos State Government.”