Ogun residents  cry out over alleged TCN’s demolition of houses, farmlands

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Hundreds of landowners and tenants in Love Garden Estate, Mango , Oke Ata, Abeokuta, Ogun State say they face  imminent threat of losing their properties  and becoming homeless.

This is as a result of the planned demolitions of some buildings in some communities for the erection of power lines by the Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN).

The residents claimed that there is an impending threat with several properties worth millions of Naira on the verge of being lost.

The chairman of the community, Mr. Orebanjo Martins explained that representatives of TCN had first come to the area far back as 2014 to mark affected houses and returned in 2020 to start erecting power lines in the area.

He said the TCN management had promised to  compensate property owners affected before starting any demolition through a consultant identified as Mr Olotu.

He added that however, demolition of some buildings in the area has started, with farmlands also being destroyed and there is an ongoing erection of  power lines on those lands.

Martins said the owners of affected properties claimed they have not received any compensation from TCN.

In a bid to air their grievances, the owners of the affected properties, their families and tenants staged a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022, bearing placards with plea for government’s intervention and compensation for their lands and homes.

 

 

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