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How LASEPA Official Connives With Pastor, Others To Take Over Residential Building Of A 73-year Old Widow In Lagos ~Omonaijablog

 A Civil Rights Group, Save Lagos Group (SLG) has uncovered plans by an official of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) (name withheld) in connivance with an acclaimed cleric, Pastor Alabi and another politician in Agege called Chief Oshodi, to take over a residential building belonging to 73-year old widow, Alhaja Ayisatu Alasela of number 8, Bakare Opesha Street, Papa Shafa, Agege, Lagos.

Alhaja Alasela, a widow of Late Alhaji Alasela who died thirteen
(13) years ago on the 2nd of April, 2007, left the residential
building for her and the children and they have been living in the
building before the death of their Patriarch.

SLG gathered that Pastor Alabi, who is the Pastor in-charge of Christ Apostolic Church situated at N0 5, Hassan Adejobi Street, Papa Ashafa, off Mulro Bus stop, along Oyewole Road and Seriki have been violating the lockdown order of the Federal and State government in the area and people of the area, have been seriously complaining about the noise pollution emanating from the Church.

Detailing the incident, SLG's Convener, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, revealed that on the 15th day of June, 2020, an official of LASEPA led by one Tunji, illegally invaded the elderly widow’s house, with the aim of causing panic for the old woman and her tenants so that they would abandon the house by saying that the State government had directed the agency to seal the house in question for violating the government lockdown directive.

Tunji was acting the script of Pastor Alabi and Chief Oshodi by
trickishly leading  the other officials of LASEPA to the window's house
for their illegal duty where generator of a tenant was carted away and part of the house were vandalized, believing that if they sent the helpless woman out of the house, they would claim that the government had seized the residential building and also claimed later that government was planning to auction the building and Pastor Alabi with Chief Oshodi will bid for the building and win, so, the building will be used for as a Church building.

But investigation conducted by the SLG revealed that the management of LASEPA did not know anything about the action of Tunji against the elderly widow because the purported agency letter was not directed to Alasela house.

The LASEPA Letter dated 15th of June, 2020 with reference number:
EPA/LAS/1650 and signed by unknown person stated that "the agency ordered the closure of N05, Hassan Adejobi Street, Papa Ashafa, off Mulro Bus stop along Oyewole Road and Seriki for noise pollution and non-compliance with the Government directives.

"The order therefore directed that the occupants ceases forthwith to operate at the site and the site remains closed until its compliance status is satisfactory."

The illegal invasion of the house by Tunji of LASEPA was reported to the Alabo Divisonal Police station on 16th day of June, 2020 and the matter was assigned for immediate action to a Woman Police called “Iyah nkem” , but the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) who was in-charge of the matter refused to act for fear of Chief Oshodi who claimed to be a politician.

Sulaiman, therefore, called for an independent investigation into the matter from the Lagos State Government through the State Ministry of Environment and Sanitation and authority of LASEPA because, the action of Tunji on behalf of LASEPA has caused psychological and mental trauma to the aged widow.

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