Prof Soludo led government has demolished a multi-million naira building constructed on land said to belong to Catholic Church.
Mr Ossy Onuko, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ACTDA, who led the demolition team to the site on Saturday 22nd April,2023 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 building, which housed six three-bedroom flats, and had just been completed. The ACTDA boss said the structure was illegally built.
But BVI Channel 1 online gathered from one Mr Ben who claimed to be the owner of the demolished building that the said land has nothing to do with Government. He has this to say ” I bought the land from the owners and have all my papers . It was when the house is almost completed that Catholic Church came to lay claims on the same land . As a peace loving young man , I met with the Bishop to find lasting solution. The Bishop promised to review the case . I was surprised when ACTDA came to the site and started pulling down the house. Is ACTDA working for Catholic Church or serving public interest ? ” Mr Ben wondered why ACTDA should take laws into their hands because they have the instrument of power.
BVI Channel 1 online will follow up on this case and bring the full report to the public .
Maureen Okafor writes for BVI Channel 1 online