A former Southwest Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has been accused of allegedly attempting to forcefully grab a parcel of land belonging to a private citizen in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, Nigeria. George was said to have sent a letter through one lawyer, Mr. Gbubemi Madedor, to her, claiming ownership of the landed property.
When our reporter visited the scene of the incident, It was observed that a fence has been erected at the entrance of the parcel of land to prevent access into the property located at no 10 Wole Olateju in Lekki Phase 1.
While Speaking with Pressmen, Mrs. Olanrewaju Dosunmu-Fashola who claimed rightful ownership of the landed property with makeshift Restaurant on it, said while she was resuming for Business activities for the day, she discovered that a fence has been erected at the entrance to prevent her and customers entry into the premises.
She further disclosed that in an attempt to gain access into her restaurant, some hoodlums attacked her from behind and manhandled her until her husband cautioned them and rescued her from the fierce looking men.
Speaking further, Dosunmu-Fashola said the Land was on lease from the Initial Owner, a legal practitioner, Chief David Nwabueze, but was purchased out rightly about five years ago though she had operated on it for almost ten years.
To buttress her statement, Dosunmu-Fashola also clarified that she had all the land documents such as the Deeds of Transfer and other papers as the true owner of the parcel of the land.
She, however, called on the Lagos State Government and Security Agents to come to her aid as the PDP chieftain lawlessness persists.
Meanwhile, on the 17th of July, 2020 probitas partners solicitor wrote letter of ‘Notice of owners intention to apply to recover possession-water front property at 10 Wole Olateju Street, Lekki Lagos ” which the content is to take possession of the building in 7days of receiving the letter (18th July, 2020 to expired on the 31th July, 2020). While the solicitor of Mrs Lanre Dosumu, Ronke Adekoya&Co replied Bode George solicitor that their clients has never been in contractual relationship or agree with your client hence your notice remains a surprise. Our client has thus been renewing her pass with the relevant authority yearly. Various receipts and agreements to this effect are in our custody and we shall not hesitate to rely on it in our evidence if and when this matter is filed in court of law.
In an exclusive interview with the Security Guard at the Restaurant, Anudarju Bulus alleged that some armed Mobile Policemen who were deployed to the scene by Chief Bode George had hit him with the button of their Guns, dragged him on the floor into their standby Vehicle and slapped him several times.
A Chief simply identified as Mojisola added that about five policemen and thugs stormed the Restaurant with dangerous weapons such as Cutlasses and Clubs to eject them while preparing meals for their clients.
The chief also informed us that an unidentified Policeman was seen to have fired several shots into the air to scare the workers.
At at the time of filing in this report, efforts to speak with Chief Bode George and his Associates proved abortive as no one was ready to make comment on the matter.
The miscreants allegedly stationed at the frontage of the location of the property attacked passerby and residents, a situation which created civil unrest in the residential estate and its environments.
In lieu, distress call was made to the nearest police station, the DPO was prompt to respond and had called all parties to the police
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