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May 6, 2024

I won’t be underbridge again if I’m collecting N250,000 – Suspected Lagos landlord

I won’t be underbridge again if I’m collecting N250,000 – Suspected Lagos landlord

Gbenga Oluwafemi, suspected landlord renting out 86 apartments under Dolphin Estate Bridge, Ikoyi, has denied receiving N250,000 per annum as rent for the underbridge apartment.

In a video posted by News Central on its X handle, Oluwafemi, who is popular as “Mopol,” stated that there’s no estate chairman in Dolphin Estate who wouldn’t recognise him.

Mopol said, “No estate chairman in Dolphin Estate that will say he did not know me.

“Even there are some people in power here in Lagos State that live there that know me. They knew us very well.

“The demolished blue container there this morning had been there for about 15 years now.

“The previous government did it for us there. The person who did the container was passing by and asked us what we were doing there and our survival.

“We said we are security to the street lights here. He also asked how we cope when it is raining. It was then he promised us that he would look into it and that was when the container was constructed.”

He further said, “I have never refunded any money to anybody. I don’t think I’ve… If I am collecting N250,000 from anybody I will not be in that place again.”

Recall that the Lagos State Government had on Saturday disclosed that it had intensified its efforts to arrest suspected gang leaders who rented out the 86 apartments.

Meanwhile, a resident who simply identified himself as Sola in the five minutes and seventeen seconds video – named one man called “Mopol” as his landlord who collected N250,000 from him.

the Commander, Kick Against Indiscipline in Lagos State, Major Olaniyi Olatunbosun Cole (retd.) described the act on the government facility as nothing but a “sabotage.”

The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, last Wednesday said the government discovered 86 partitioned rooms, sized 10×10 and 12×10, under the bridge.