Lagos tear down 1,700 shacks at Agege

Written by on November 29, 2020

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, popularly referred to as taskforce, have demolished over 1,700 illegal shacks and containerised shops around Fagba Railway lines, Agege.

The Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, during the demolition exercise, said owners and occupants of the demolished shacks and containerised shops had been served a seven-day ‘removal order’ by the government amidst series of complaints about criminal activities around Fagba, Agege.

He explained that after the expiration of the removal order, the government gave them additional 21 days grace to remove their belongings and vacate the entire area before embarking on the demolition exercise.

Egbeyemi said the illegal shacks and containerised shops were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised innocent citizens around Fagba, Iju-Ishaga and Pen-Cinema area, dispossessing them of their valuables, and also responsible for some unlawful activities during the #ENDSARS protests.

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