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Land allocated to Ukachukwu did not have approval of any minister – Wike

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has revealed what transpired between him and the Chairman and Chief Government Officer of the SNECOU Group Restricted, Nicholas Ukachukwu, who decried the demolition of his funding on 214 hectares of land within the Asokoro district of FCT.

Ukachukwu had accused Wike of ordering the demolition with none courtroom order regardless of pending legitimate two courtroom orders from separate courts stopping him and the FCT administration from tampering with the property.

Nevertheless, whereas talking in a latest interview, the Anambra-born businessman referred to as on President Bola Tinubu to intervene and save the multi-million-naira invested within the property.

Ukachukwu had claimed that the property was demolished as a result of it was owned by an Igbo man, and never as a result of the corporate violated any legislation.

Claiming that the demolition was performed in unhealthy religion, Ukachukwu mentioned: “Wike referred to as for a gathering over the land, we went with our paperwork after seeing what we had with our lawyer and one other firm, Dawn which they gave a part of that land. Wike mentioned that there’s nothing on this that the courtroom ought to take impact.”

Reacting to the allegation in a press briefing, Wike mentioned the land allotted to Ukachukwu didn’t have the approval of any minister as his predecessor.

The FCT minister mentioned the land-grabbing in Abuja is turning into rampant as a result of some officers within the land division of his ministry have compromised.

Wike mentioned, “I’ve been doing this earlier than. I’ll proceed to do it. And nothing will occur. Criminals are criminals. They could come in several methods.

“I’ve by no means seen folks like land-grabbing folks on this place. I got here in, (I met) so many petitions. One firm got here with completely different petitions, with completely different house owners of properties. I summoned all of them. They got here with their attorneys and senior advocates.

“And I mentioned,” Look, what is that this? Corporations offered their circumstances. Firm A offered their case, Firm B offered their very own, Firm C, Firm D, and Firm E. I mentioned okay, I’m going to hunt recommendation from exterior solicitors. I’m not going to take recommendation from insiders … as a result of the most important (fraud) is that the Land Division has been compromised. I sought the views of senior attorneys and informed them, we have to do issues in a different way.

“This land, by this so-called ethnic jingoist, was allotted when there was no minister. The minister left on Might 29, 2023. By June the land was allotted by the director of lands.

“All of us met and agreed that no person ought to do something on the land till we’re in a position to make a remaining choice. You understand what occurred? These guys thought they have been too sensible they usually began promoting the land.”

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