Ex-First Lady, Patience Jonathan's House In Abuja Demolished (Photos)

2 years ago by: kacy lee
-- (f) at 17-01-2018 07:25AM

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One of the Abuja properties of former First lady, Patience Jonathan, was yesterday demolished by the Federal Capital Development Authority. The building which is located in Mabushi District of the nation’s capital, was being used to run a Foundation owned by the former first lady.

Reacting to the demolition, counsel to the former first lady, Emmanuel Anene, said the FCDA had no right to demolish the building as the relevant authorities had been shown the building plan. He also argued that the matter was already in court,  He accused the FCDA of disregarding the rule of law and due process in carrying out the demolition.

“Sometime before, people from development control came to the site, alleging that there was no approval for the building. We met them at their office and showed them the approval, which they accepted. We thought that the matter was over. They had earlier gone to court with application for forfeiture of the property to the government which they failed to achieve at the Lagos high court. So we were surprised that a team came in this afternoon without notifying us to remove the structure. Also, we were not served with any notice for demolition, they just came in now and started the demolition of the structure.” he said

FCDA however argues that the demolished building had no approval and that notice was served for the demolition of the property.

-- olowoinlionsden (m) at 17-01-2018 08:35AM
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There is God ooooooo.
-- slimber (f) at 17-01-2018 08:39AM
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Hmmm.mm Nigerians him many times  I call you people...God is watchingooooooo But why now.
-- ruthie (f) at 17-01-2018 09:20AM
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-- okihcolly (m) at 17-01-2018 10:58AM
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What you do to others, expect that to be done unto you. You cannot escape it as it is written in the Holy Bible. Everything in this world is for short while as you can never remain in power forever.
-- cypanyahucha (m) at 17-01-2018 11:50AM
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This is not fair one bit if the necessary notice wsa not served it becomes a clear case of with-hunt.
-- SweetDaddy1 (m) at 17-01-2018 01:15PM
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If all houses without building permits are to be demolish 90% of houses in nigeria will be demolish.
    Why all this hatred and polities of bitterness, confiscate buildings got with stolen money but don't demolish it.
     Because the money belongs to government, that makes sense. Grin Grin Grin
-- benosky4 (m) at 17-01-2018 02:31PM
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APC way of fighting corruption.
shame on them.