Who owns Monkey Village?Who owns Monkey Village?


Who owns Monkey Village?
Monday Ubani(right), addressing journalists at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, and those displaced by the demolition of Monkey Village protesting. PHOTOS: Arogbonlo Israel.

By Arogbonlo Israel

The above question is a rhetoric begging for legal bases as a result of the controversies that have since been doing the rounds on social media following the land tussle between a former second Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Monday Ubani, and a building developer, Engr Abiodun Ariori, who the former alleged to be a land grabber.

Recall that the Lagos State Government in the morning of December 31, 2020, allegedly descended on Monkey Village with graders and bulldozers, pulling down the houses, and displacing more than 400 persons including children. Many of the residents who had gone out for the day had their homes totally demolished with their belongings inside.

Popularly called Monkey Village, and hidden at the back of one of the biggest business districts of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper