Some land speculators in firm with thugs and armed policemen on Monday invaded Kudeti road within the Adeniyi Jones space of Ikeja in Lagos to forcibly eject residents from the realm.
It was learnt that thugs with weapons, suspected court docket papers and portray supplies went from home to accommodate to drive folks out of their properties with the help of gun-wielding policemen numbering about 30, Vanguard reviews.
In line with eyewitnesses, the infuriated residents and landlords trooped out en masse and confronted the invaders, alleging the court docket papers have been pretend.
One of many residents who recognized himself as a customs officer mentioned he had been residing within the property for over 20 years.
He mentioned an identical incident occurred in 1986 when the identical set of individuals invaded the property with the identical pretend court docket judgement and launched into large destruction of properties and forcing residents out of their properties.
In line with him, the then state Commissioner of Police, Younger Arebamen who was alerted, swiftly took motion and arrested a few of them.
“We discovered that when investigations to verify the authenticity of their court docket order was performed by the police, it was found to be pretend. They have been taken to court docket and jailed. We don’t know what occurred to the policemen that accompanied them to hold out that unlawful mission. However we have been very proud of the police boss for coming to our support.
“Right now, they’re again once more after the kingpins accomplished serving their jail phrases with the identical pretend court docket order and within the firm with such numerous policemen.”
It was gathered that the thugs later left after they noticed that the residents have been spoiling for a battle.
They, nevertheless, left after pasting court docket papers on the partitions and gates of all of the buildings there and defacing the partitions with inscriptions, claiming that that they had taken possession.
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