Recall that Freelanews reported how more than 1,000 youths, allegedly armed with a supreme court judgment ordering the Lagos State government to return 549 plots to the original owners, invaded the estate to forcefully eject the landlords.
It was also alleged that the thugs were acting on the Shangisha Landlords Association’s order, moving from house to house making the possession known while anti-riot policemen were stationed in a strategic area within the highbrow area.
However, the news reaching Freelanews has it that normalcy has returned as the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Snawo-Olu, has intervened and allayed the fears of the residents.
According to a source, the ‘policemen from Abuja’ deployed to provide cover for the demolition exercise were ordered to stand down and movement of vehicles has resumed at Magodo Phase 2.
In the short while the disruption lasted, it was reported that many missed their flights, emergencies situation became traumatic, shops and stores were closed within the estate out of fear and workers were late for work.
Many of the landlords said they bought their land from the Lagos State government, adding that they were not aware of litigation on the land when they bought the land for which they were given a certificate of occupancy.
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