Otodo Gbame: Lagos faults Amnesty International forced eviction report


Otodo Gbame

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday faulted the report released by Amnesty International regarding forced eviction of residents of Otodo Gbame, Lekki area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Amnesty International had accused the Lagos State Government of rendering over 30,000 people homeless, in which 11 people died in clear disregard to court order.

A statement from the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde said the main area of focus in the report – Ilado (which visitors to the State often refer to as Otodo Gbame) has always been a private land and subject of a law suit, which has been decided in favour of the family owners.

“It was in November 2016 that inter-ethnic clashes led to the fire incident that got the settlement consumed and not as a result of government-sponsored demolition. Otodo Gbame was one of the 39 waterfront…

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