The Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, has ordered the case between Eti-Osa Local Government Council, Mr. Olaoluwa Shittu, one of the victims of the demolition of Ikota low-rise housing complex, and the Lagos State Government in January 2024. It was postponed until .
Shittu went to court last year seeking compensation after her home was demolished along with other homes by a developer without receiving adequate compensation.
After re-closing the case, he regretted the dire situation of the victims of the Ikota housing complex demolition.
“I am seeking support from the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, because I am not even starting anew.
“My luggage is still hanging. Some are in churches and other places like that. I have to go to an emergency place to sleep for the time being to pay. It’s very far to my workplace. is.”
If they see me and do something for me, maybe I can start my life from there. I’m not getting any younger. I’m an old man. If I apply for a position on the government’s list now, will the government hire me? So there’s nothing to start over. “If you give me compensation, maybe I can start my life from there,” he said. He said they must go to court as the common man’s last hope.
“Before they demolished my house, we rallied, hired a lawyer and wrote letters to the Police Headquarters, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and Governor Sanwo-Olu himself. I didn’t do anything.”
There is no financial support. It is truly by the grace of God. No matter what is going on around us, I still have faith that they will do the right thing in court.
“The developer gave people a special letter asking them to write their name and account number and then transfer between N70,000 and N150,000 to that account. That is enough to build a house. ? They asked me to collect it and I said no, because I can’t build my house on it. The sand journey is currently about N120,000.
The demolition of many houses at Ikota Low Cost Housing Estate affected many of the Maroko evictees who were relocated there by the Lagos State Government during the military regime of Colonel Raji Rasaki.