The Government of Ogun State on Thursday demolished a hotel and other residential buildings at Ajegunle/Araromi community in Makun, Sagamu Local Government Area of the State.
Residents of the community said they woke up to the screaming sound of bulldozers being supervised by officials of the State Bureau of Lands and Survey.
The government officials were reportedly accompanied by armed policemen, who provided security as the bulldozers knocked down structures.
The affected residents lamented that government did not give them any prior notice before demolishing their houses.
As the bulldozers stormed the community, the residents scampered as they attempted to move out some of their belongings.
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The property owners alleged that the demolition took place after government had sold their lands to a Chinese company without paying them any form of compensation.
While crying to Governor Dapo Abiodun to save their souls in Ajegunle/Araromi community, the residents said, “We have nowhere to go.”
In his words, the legal adviser to the community, Oduwole Olusoga, stated that the people “have a court injunction refraining the state government” from pulling down houses in the area, wondering why the subsisting court injunction was not respected.
When contacted for his reaction, the Director-General of the Bureau of Lands and Survey, Segun Fowora, declined to comment on the matter.
Fowora, however, said “the government will address the press at the appropriate time.”