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Lagos Estate residents kick against forceful eviction by AMCON



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Over three hundred residents and families of Victory Park Estate, Lekki have accused the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) of wanting to forcefully evict them from their properties.

Lawyer to the residents, Benjamin Atebe, who spoke to newsmen, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call AMCON to order, on the matter of their estate sitting on about 33 hectares of land at Osapa London along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

According to the lawyer, AMCON had brought upon the residents untold hardship, anguish and pain due to a combination of corporate fraud, abuse of power, and deliberate inhuman treatment.

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He noted that two families were forced out of their houses and their properties sealed by court officials acting on judgments on 25th of June.

Atebe accused the management along with some banks and the police of human rights abuses which had seen people being forcefully evicted from their homes using the instrument of government and thugs.

He lamented, that petition letters had been sent to the Presidency, the Inspector General of Police, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and even the board and management of AMCON, all yielding no results.

He said, “We wish to state categorically that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), some banks and the police are all culpable in this gross act of human rights abuse, which has seen people being forcefully evicted from their homes using the instrument of government and faceless thugs!”

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