Lagos warns land developers, speculators against encroaching on govt land


Prince Rotimi Ogunleye

The Lagos State Government has warned illegal developers and land speculators along the Lekki–Epe corridor to desist from encroachment on government land and other unlawful activities within the vicinity or face the full wrath of the law.

The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye gave the warning while on a tour of the 16,347 hectares Lekki Free Zone (LFZ) project.

He said the State government had observed with dismay the massive encroachment by private estate developers and land speculators swindling members of the public into purchasing parcels of land within government acquisition along the corridor.

Ogunleye explained that buyers of such land who failed to conduct proper investigations at the Lands Bureau and the Surveyor General’s Office stood the risk of losing their money, stressing that land within the…

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