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Task force issues squatters eviction notice in Lagos

A five-day eviction notice has been issued to squatters and suspected miscreants in the Lekki Coastal Road and Marwa Gardens areas in Lagos.

 

The Lagos State Taskforce recently conducted a follow-up eviction operation led by the agency’s Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye on Tuesday and lasted for approximately five hours.

Jejeloye revealed that despite previous visits by the agency, the squatters remained defiant and continued to return after previous evictions.

He appealed to owners of illegally erected structures in the area to remove them before the five-day grace period provided by the state government expires.

“We have repeatedly emphasized that the clearing of the area will be an ongoing process until the state government begins the construction of alternative roads. The exercise is also necessary to combat criminal activities in the area,” stated Jejeloye.

The illegally erected structures include car repair outlets, brothels, viewing centres, and kiosks, all of which obstruct the dedicated routes for road construction. The squatters have been given a five-day notice to vacate the area or risk having their properties demolished.

The five-day notice serves as a follow-up to previous notices and warnings issued to the squatters.

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