By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Anambra State Government, led by Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has demolished a multi-million Naira building constructed in a land said to belong to the state government.
The building was pulled down on Saturday, 23 April 2023 by the Awka Capital Territory Development Agency, ACTDA.
Mr Ossy Onuko, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ACTDA, who led the demolition team to the site at Isuaniocha, Awka North Local Government Area, said the administration of Prof Soludo would not tolerate land grabbers.
He said: ‘The Solution Agenda of Anambra State has no room for land grabbers. The demolished building was a two-storey affair which housed six three bedroom flats, and had just been completed. The structure was illegally built.’
Fides gathered that the land in which the structure was built, belonged to the Catholic Diocese of Awka, and had been the subject of unrest in the community as some members of the community sold the parcel of land to interested individuals who were oblivious of the original ownership.
But Onuko, while pulling down the structure, warned those encroaching on government land to desist forthwith as the full weight of the law would befall them, no matter how heavy the loss on them would be.