Saturday 27th May, 2017
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Plot owners allege Police harassment at Lugbe Estat

Plot owners allege Police harassment at Lugbe Estat

Owners of plots of land at the Federal Hous­ing Authority (FHA) Estate, Lugbe Abuja have cried out over what they termed constant harassment and intimidation by officers and men of the Federal Cap­ital Territory (FCT) police command.
They say the law enforce­ment officers are preventing them from developing their plots on the pretext that they are trespassing despite the fact that the Federal Housing Authority had written to the FCT Police command re­minding them that the estate in question does not belong to them.
some of the title owners said their attempts to de­velop their plots of land at the estate over the years have met stiff resistance from the FCT police command whose officers and men have severally arrested workers at the site and detained them at the Lugbe divisional police station for ‘trespassing on police land’.
One of the plot owners, Yipa Ibrahim, with alloca­tion letter in respect of plot No. 1351 along First Avenue, M-Close, Lugbe Estate said although he has all the nec­essary title papers, including letter conveying the approval for development duly ob­tained from the FHA, he had made three attempts to develop his land at the estate in the past but on each occa­sion, his workers were arrest­ed and detained by the Police who are also laying claim to the property without pro­ducing their title document.
He said following an ear­lier attempt by the Police to stop him from developing his plot at the estate, he had gone back to the Federal Housing Authority who re­confirmed his title and as­sured that he was not tres­passing on police land.
“But in spite of this, the Police stormed the estate again on Friday March 31, 2017 when I mobilized my site engineer with fifteen workers to carry out excava­tion work for the building of perimeter fence and arrested them.

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