By Babajide Okeowo
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has waded into the lingering land dispute in Magodo Phase Two Estate.
The governor visited the estate on Tuesday and invited all parties involved for a meeting in his office tomorrow, Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Magodo residents had staged a protest over the presence of policemen in the estate.
Court bailiffs had also sealed some properties in the estate in the enforcement of a Supreme Court judgment.
The residents during the protest converged in front of the estate and displayed various placards lamenting over the situation and seeking the Lagos State government’s intervention.
Chairman of the Estate, Bajo Osinubi lamented that despite earlier intervention by the governor, armed policemen remained, adding that residents had been living in fear as the policemen moved around with their weapons.
Recall that earlier in December, some police officers said to have been accompanied by hoodlums arrived at the estate with bulldozers.
The hoodlums marked some houses in the estate with an inscription which reads ‘ID/795/88 possession taken today 21/12/2021 by court order’ in what appeared to be a move to demolish the marked houses.
In a move against this, members of the Magodo Residents’ Association (MRA) locked up the gates leading to the exit and entry points of the estate in a bid to resist what they described as “forceful takeover”.
Following the intervention of the Lagos government, the police withdrew and normalcy returned to the estate the next day