Encroachment: Dev’t Control Demolishes Defaulters Paipe Community
By Laide Akinboade
In order to reclaim land that were encroached by some residents in Paipe area of Abuja, Development Control Department (DCD) has carried out demolition of about thirty houses and other structures.
DCD officials accompanied by a joint security personnel early Monday stormed commenced the removal exercise over alleged encroachment on approved layout and road corridors in the area.
It was gathered that prior to the exercise, owners and occupiers of the affected structures were asked to vacate the place within seven days.
As expected, several affected persons were seen running up and down, trying to remove and salvage their wares, as the DCD bulldozer wrecked through structures bearing demolition notice dated August 30, 2019.
Most of the affected residents, who claimed ignorance of the alleged encroachment, complained about the the one-week demolition notice given them.
Speaking during the exercise, Assistant Director, with the Department of Development Control, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Oyewale Oyedola, said said demolition was not the first time, as its officials had last two years carried demolition of structures on the same layout, and they still sprang up.
Oyedola, who led the team on behalf of the DCD Director, Murktar Galadima, said the removed structures were sitting on an approved layout and railway corridors traversing the area.
“Over three weeks ago, we gave them notices that they should vacate and start moving their valuables and they failed to do so. We had no other option that to come and start moving them.
“We had done the same demolition here and we have been telling them severally that they should not be buying lands from the local chiefs.
“We know areas that have been mapped out and granted approval as a layout, if such a thing is coming up, you can not close our eyes and say that we don’t see it. So, it is our work to make sure that the master plan is protected,” he stressed.
Prostitution Ring Leader on Italy’s Wanted List Arrested in Nigeria
A woman described as a prominent figure in the Nigerian mafia has been arrested after being on the run since 2010.
She was flown from Abuja back to Rome, Italy, where she has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
The crimes of the convict, who was tried in her absence, included running a prostitution ring, Italian police said on Wednesday.
48-year-old Joy Jeff, one of the few women on the country’s most-wanted list, was arrested in Nigeria on June 4, 2022.
The international warrant issued before her extradition was facilitated by a treaty signed by Nigeria and Italy in 2020.
Investigators in the city of Ancona said Jeff played a major role in trafficking women to Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
The victims narrated how they were forced into prostitution by violence and threats.
Video released by the Italian police showed the woman being flown from the Abuja airport to Ciampino airport in Rome.
“Africa today is a strategic location when looking for fugitives and fighting organised crime,” said Vittorio Rizzi, an officer responsible for international coordination.Daily post
Man Sues GT Bank for Unexplainable Deduction
By Prosper Okoye, Abuja
An aggrieved customer of the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has dragged the bank to court for an alleged approximate sum of 13,000 Naira deductions from his account, which was inexplicable.
“My friend initiated the suit, not for the amount, but to get justice for several other struggling Nigerians who have been victims of such bank fraud,” a source close to the plaintiff, Light Ogbonnia told DAILY ASSET yesterday.
“We all have been victims, and I commend him for taking such a bold step to seek justice after many appeals for a refund from the bank.This would hopefully make our Nigerian banks more responsible for their actions; and I really hope all affected Nigerians will come out en masse on April 4th, which is next month, at the FCT High Court 54, Gwagwalada, Abuja, to also air their grievances against this corporate shenanigan by the GT bank, and other sister banks, when the case will begin,” he said.
In the writ of summon document also obtained by DAILY ASSET, Mr. Light claimed that he had suffered special damages as a result of the negligent act of the defendant (GT Bank).
“On the 7th of March 2022, the sum of N12, 256.36k (Twelve Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Naira, Thirty-Six Kobo) was deducted from the claimant (Mr. Light) Naira account with the name and number: Vision Trends Network, 0198466308, of which the claimant is in fear to make any further transaction as a result of the unholy debit by the defendant (GT Bank),” the document read in part.
The writ issued by Nnamdi Mba Esq prayed that the court ordered GT Bank to pay Mr. Light the sum of twenty million Naira for the general and special damages he had suffered since last year as a result of his inability to transact businesses on the account.
This incident comes against the backdrop of a nationwide cash crunch, and unfair treatment meted out by commercial banks to Nigerian customers, which has triggered so many protests in parts of the country.
Hajj Camp Gwagwalada Name ICT Centre after Donor
By Ateed Yusuf, Abuja
Authorities of Government Secondary school (GSS) Hajj Camp Gwagwalada have named an ICT centre after the donor, Architect (Dr.) Murad Saddeek.
The Principal of the School, Ishaya Doma stated this Friday penultimate week while conducting our correspondent round the school’s premises to monitor the second term resumption of academic activities.
He explained that the school deemed it fit to comply with the directive of the immediate past Chairman of FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB) Alhaji Musa Yahaya during the commissioning ceremony that the Centre should be named after the donor to serve as motivation to others.
The educationist appreciated the efforts of Architecture Saddeek towards contributing in the area of providing infrastructure in the school.
The Principal also added that the donor in his recent visit to the school has promised to provide furniture including 500 chairs for the school.
He used this medium to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the kind gesture of the donor.
Doma expressed satisfaction with the level of turnout of students during the first week of resumption, noting academic activities have commenced in school since Monday last week.
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