The government of Lagos demolishes flats located under a bridge, where the rent is N250,000 per year

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Each of the 86 rooms in the apartments was sized “10×10 and 12×10,” and the average rent paid by the tenants was N250,000 per year.

Some apartments were found under the Dolphin Estate bridge in Ikoyi, Lagos, by the Lagos State Government on Wednesday.

Each of the 86 rooms in the apartments was sized “10×10 and 12×10,” and the average rent paid by the tenants was N250,000 per year.

“The enforcement team of the ministry has successfully removed all structures, including a container utilised for various illegal activities under the bridge,” stated Tokunbo Wahab, the state commissioner for environment and water resources, speaking via his X handle.

On Tuesday, the unlawful tenants were removed from the premises.

As Lagos evicts individuals living under the Ikoyi bridge, household things are dispersed.
As Lagos evicts individuals living under the Ikoyi bridge, household things are dispersed.
The state government’s environmental adviser Kunle Rotimi-Akodu also commented on the finding, saying, “Squatters there have been paying an average rent of N250k per annum” through his X handle.

According to him, “officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC (aka KAI)” removed “squatters dwelling under the bridge leading from inward Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi” on Tuesday.

They put the vital infrastructure at risk by establishing an unauthorized community under the bridge. So far, 23 individuals have been apprehended, and the MoE/KAI will maintain their surveillance of the area. The route of justice will undoubtedly be determined,” he emphasized.

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